Abstract: Based on 250 interviews with American parents, the author identifies six threats to American families: welfare, courts, media, social services, mainline religions, and public schools. The author suggests how family values can overcome these threats.
Keywords: book review, current_events, religion, education, sociology, welfare, media, judicial activism, social services, mainline religions, public schools, family, parenting, moral values conditions, United States.
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Title: The Assault on Parenthood: How Our Culture Undermines the Family
Author: Dana Mack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Date Published: February 1997
ISBN: 0684807742
LOCN: HQ536.M233 1997
Dewey: 306.85/0973 21
Pages: 368
Footnotes: 725
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Introduction: The Family-Hating Culture

Part I: Culture Against the Family

Chapter 1: The Parent as Pariah

Chapter 2: Child Welfare, Family Destruction

Chapter 3: Undomesticated Law

Part II: Parenting, Bureaucratic Style

Chapter 4: Schooling for Leveling

Chapter 5: Sex Ed in the School of Hard Knocks

Chapter 6: The Workfare/Day Care Trap

Chapter 7: Material Kids

Part III: The Familist Counterculture

Chapter 8: Alternative Schooling

Chapter 9: The New Familism

Chapter 10: Toward a Family Policy: Seven Pro-Family Proposals in Search of Political Courage


Author:        Mack, Dana.
Title:         The assault on parenthood : how our culture
                  undermines the family / Dana Mack.
Published:     New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c1997.
Description:   368 p. ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:   HQ536.M233 1997
Dewey No.:     306.85/0973 21
ISBN:          0684807742
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-350)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Family -- United States.
               Parenting -- United States.
               Social values -- United States.
               United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
               United States -- Moral conditions.
Control No.:   97003903 


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