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The Resource Small animals : parenthood in the age of fear, Kim Brooks

Small animals : parenthood in the age of fear, Kim Brooks

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Small animals : parenthood in the age of fear
Title
Small animals
Title remainder
parenthood in the age of fear
Statement of responsibility
Kim Brooks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On a crisp spring morning, Kim Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her four-year-old son in the car while she ran into the store. She was gone for only a few minutes, and when she came back he was still happily absorbed in a game. What Brooks didn't know was that a stranger had filmed her and would go on to send the video to the police. The fallout from this single moment would consume the next several years of Kim's life and spur her to investigate the broader role America's culture of fear plays in parenthood. In her searingly honest memoir, Small Animals, Brooks dives into the American psyche of competition and anxiety, all while recounting the two most harrowing years of her life. 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?... Brooks offers a provocative, compelling portrait of parenthood in America and calls us to examine what we value most in our relationships with our children and one another
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DLC
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Brooks, Kim
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Parenthood
  • Mother and child
  • Fear
  • Child welfare
Label
Small animals : parenthood in the age of fear, Kim Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Fear itself -- The day I left my son in the car -- Parenthood as a competitive sport -- The fabrication of fear -- Negative feedback -- Self-report -- The cost of fear -- What a horrible mother -- Quality of life -- Guinea pigs -- Small animals -- Acknowledgments -- Notes
Control code
20433899
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781250089557
Lccn
2017061165
Label
Small animals : parenthood in the age of fear, Kim Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Fear itself -- The day I left my son in the car -- Parenthood as a competitive sport -- The fabrication of fear -- Negative feedback -- Self-report -- The cost of fear -- What a horrible mother -- Quality of life -- Guinea pigs -- Small animals -- Acknowledgments -- Notes
Control code
20433899
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781250089557
Lccn
2017061165

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