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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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From Scientific Motherhood to Intensive Mothering

From Scientific Motherhood to Intensive Mothering

(p.9) 2 From Scientific Motherhood to Intensive Mothering
(p.v) Black Mothers and Attachment Parenting

Patricia Hamilton

Policy Press

This chapter examines contemporary political contexts that focuses on how attachment parenting (AP) matches with neoliberal politics and emphasizes the notion that society is 'post' race. It highlights both the specificities and similarities in Britain and Canada as they have similarly sized black populations and comparable histories of migration. It also offers unique and underexplored insights about contemporary blackness and motherhood in the two countries. The chapter looks at interviews with women and their shared characteristics that inform the analysis of their experiences. It describes scientific motherhood as the idea that mothering should be guided by scientific supervision and principles.

Keywords:   attachment parenting, neoliberal politics, post race, black populations, Britain, Canada, contemporary blackness

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