Small Animals

Small Animals

Parenthood in the Age of Fear

Book - 2018
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One morning, Kim Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her four-year old son in the car while she ran into a store. What happened would consume the next several years of her life and spur her to investigate the broader role America's culture of fear plays in parenthood. In Small Animals , Brooks asks, Of all the emotions inherent in parenting, is there any more universal or profound than fear? Why have our notions of what it means to be a good parent changed so radically? In what ways do these changes impact the lives of parents, children, and the structure of society at large? And what, in the end, does the rise of fearful parenting tell us about ourselves? Fueled by urgency and the emotional intensity of Brooks's own story, Small Animals is a riveting examination of the ways our culture of competitive, anxious, and judgmental parenting has profoundly altered the experiences of parents and children.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, [2018].
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250089557
Characteristics: xi, 242 pages ; 25 cm.


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"Often funny and always observant, Small Animals is a poignant look at what it means to raise children in modern America."

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debwalker Aug 08, 2018

The brave new world of parenting - what is it doing to the kids?


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