The Politics of Parenthood Causes and Consequences of the Politicization and Polarization of the American Family
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Laurel Elder - Author Steven Greene - Author
Price: $75.00 Hardcover - 182 pages
Release Date: August 2012
ISBN10: N/A ISBN13: 978-1-4384-4395-9
Price: $24.95 Paperback - 182 pages
Release Date: January 2013
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Price: $24.95 Electronic - 182 pages
Release Date: July 2012
ISBN10: N/A ISBN13: 978-1-4384-4396-6
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Traces the rising emphasis on parenthood in contemporary American politics.
Certain events in one’s life, such as marriage, joining the workforce, and growing older, can become important determinants of political attitudes and voting choice. Each of these events has been the subject of considerable study, but in The Politics of Parenthood, Laurel Elder and Steven Greene look at the political impact of one of life’s most challenging adult experiences—having and raising children. Using a comprehensive array of both quantitative and qualitative analyses, Elder and Greene systematically reveal for the first time how the very personal act of raising a family is also a politically defining experience, one that shapes the political attitudes of Americans on a range of important policy issues. They document how political parties, presidential candidates, and the news media have politicized parenthood and the family over not just one election year, but the last several decades. They conclude that the way the themes of parenthood and the family have evolved as partisan issues at the mass and elite levels has been driven by, and reflects fundamental shifts in, American society and the structure of the American family.
“…the important findings on gender difference, parenting, and politics make this an important resource.” — CHOICE
“…The Politics of Parenthood offers insight into how parenthood changes one’s political beliefs and how parenthood has become politicized in our modern world.” — San Francisco Book Review
Laurel Elder is Associate Professor of Political Science at Hartwick College. Steven Greene is Associate Professor of Political Science at North Carolina State University.
Table of Contents
1. Parenthood is Political
2. The Politics of the Changing American Family
3. “Family Values” vs. “Champion of Working Families”: Parenthood, Families, and the Political Parties
4. The Rise of Politicized Moms and Dads: Media Coverage of Parenthood
5. The Political Attitudes of Mothers and Fathers
6. Marriage, Race, and the Politics of Parenthood
7. The Consequences and Future of the Politics of Parenthood