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Black Mothers and Attachment ParentingA Black Feminist Analysis of Intensive Mothering in Britain and Canada$
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Patricia Hamilton

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529207934

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529207934.001.0001

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Patricia Hamilton

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529207934.003.0001

This chapter introduces the attachment parenting (AP) phenomenon from the perspectives of black mothers. It reviews insights that the narratives of black mothers offer about the contemporary and particular experience of motherhood. It also analyzes AP journeys from the extreme practice of privileged white hippies to an increasingly accepted and influential dogma in the policies of the state and medical professionals. The chapter talks about the disruption of dominant construction of good mothering as the province of only white, middle-class women through the engagements of black mothers. It documents the diverse ways black women use AP to assert themselves as good mothers.

Keywords:   attachment parenting, black mothers, motherhood, white hippies, good mothering, black women

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