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The peculiar joylessness of neuroparenting

Macvarish, Jan (2016) The peculiar joylessness of neuroparenting. Parenting for a Digital Future (14 Dec 2016). Website.

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Jan Macvarish interrogates the ‘new’ science of neuroparenting, and the idea that parents are the ‘architects’ of their babies’ brains and therefore of their future happiness and life chances. She argues that this assumption has a persistent cultural and political power, and explores the role of expert advice and parental instincts. Jan is a researcher and lecturer with the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent. Her research interests are located in sociology, and social and health policy.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 13:46
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:26

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