This chapter reviews attachment parenting (AP) through the lens of black mothers' experiences and draws attention to the philosophy's place in neoliberal parenting culture. It highlights how ideas about good parenting deploy or elide race, class, and gender at different moments and for different, sometimes contradictory, purposes. It also talks about ideologies of good parenting that intend to be free of gender, class, and race but identify women as uniquely responsible for children's wellbeing. The chapter explains how AP offers a unique constellation of raced, classed and gendered effects as it draws from monolithic 'primitive' cultures and rests on a taken-for-granted family form in which mothers are financially supported to stay at home. It recounts the narratives of the black women that demand an analysis of parenting that addresses the differential effects of racism and unequal access to resources.
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