New Book of the Week

What is parenthood? : contemporary debates about the family / by Linda C. McClain ; Daniel Cere. New York : NYU Press ; 2013.  Who is a parent and the structure of a child’s family are charged issues in our society.  Opinion about family structure are deeply devisive, but the reality is that marriage has declined and  more women work outside of the home.  So how do we come to grips with these changes and still fulfill social expectations of good parenting?  This book, which looks at many of these issues, will be the subject of a symposium on March 4 at 12:45.