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Black Mothers and Attachment Parenting: A Black Feminist Analysis of Intensive Mothering in Britain and Canada

Patricia Hamilton


Attachment parenting is an increasingly popular style of childrearing that emphasises natural activities such as extended breastfeeding, bedsharing and babywearing. Such parenting activities are framed as the key to addressing a variety of social ills. Parents choices are thus made deeply significant with the potential to guarantee the well-being of future societies. Examining black mothers' engagements with attachment parenting, the book shows the limitations of this neoliberal approach. Unique in its intersectional analysis of contemporary mothering ideologies, the book fills a gap in the li ... More

Keywords: attachment parenting, black mothers, childrearing, extended breastfeeding, bedsharing, babywearing, contemporary mothering

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529207934
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529207934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Hamilton, author
University College London