This book utilizes Foucault's thinking about the practice of government to analyze how the parent is made responsible for educating the child in the name of freedom. It maps the rationality of freedom as a formula for power to govern the conduct of parents by fabricating the responsible parent that makes deviant 'others' as those who act outside the limits of certain prescribed actions.
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Wayne McGowan is a Whitfield Fellow at The University of Western Australia.Review:
"By looking at the relationship between the parent and the idea of childhood/freedom as a historical contingency rather than a fundamental concept, [Dr. McGowan] provokes us into thinking about how the boundaries that determine the shape of the responsible parent come at a particular social cost to others..." - Dr. Felicity Haynes, The University of Western Australia"
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Book Description Edwin Mellen Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 2006 hardcover published without jacket/minor wear on the cover/clean & unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 037501