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Neuroparenting : The Expert Invasion of Family Life (Hardcover) (Jan Macvarish)

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This book traces the growing influence of ‘neuroparenting’ in British policy and politics. Neuroparenting advocates claim that all parents require training, especially in how their baby’s brain develops. Taking issue with the claims that ‘the first years last forever’ and that infancy is a ‘critical period’ during which parents must strive ever harder to ‘stimulate’ their baby’s brain just to achieve normal development, the author offers a trenchant and incisive case against the experts who claim to know best and in favour of the privacy, intimacy and autonomy which makes family life worth living.

The book will be of interest to students and scholars of Sociology, Family and Intimate Life, Cultural Studies, Neuroscience, Social Policy and Child Development, as well as individuals with an interest in family policy-making.


Genre: Social Science, Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Jan Macvarish
Language: English
Street Date: October 5, 2016
TCIN: 51702810
UPC: 9781137547323
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-1299
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