Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Black Mothers and Attachment ParentingA Black Feminist Analysis of Intensive Mothering in Britain and Canada$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 03 July 2022



(p.1) 1 Introduction
(p.v) Black Mothers and Attachment Parenting

Patricia Hamilton

Policy Press

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

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.