Jean Halley's Boundaries of touch: parenting and adult-child intimacy PDF

By Jean Halley

ISBN-10: 0252032128

ISBN-13: 9780252032127

A historical past of the moving and conflicting rules approximately whilst, the place, and the way we should always contact our kids Discussing problems with parent-child touch starting from breastfeeding to sexual abuse, Jean O'Malley Halley lines the evolution of mainstream rules approximately touching among adults and kids over the process the 20 th century within the usa. Debates over while a toddler can be weaned and no matter if to permit a toddler to sleep within the parent's mattress demonstrate deep variations in conceptions of applicable adult-child touch. barriers of contact indicates how arguments approximately adult-child contact were politicized, simplified, and bifurcated into "naturalist" and "behaviorist" viewpoints, thereby polishing sure binary structures resembling mind/body and male/female. Halley discusses the gendering of rules approximately contact that have been complicated via influential social scientists and parenting specialists together with Benjamin Spock, Alfred C. Kinsey, and Luther Emmett Holt. She additionally explores how contact ideology fared inside of and opposed to the post-World struggle II feminist pursuits, specifically with recognize to problems with breastfeeding and napping with a baby as opposed to utilizing a crib. as well as modern periodicals and self-help books on baby rearing, Halley makes use of info accrued from interviews she performed with moms ranging in age from twenty-eight to seventy-three. all through, she finds how the parent-child courting, faraway from being a personal or benign topic, keeps as a hugely contested, politicized affair of willing public curiosity.

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