The Rise of the Super-Parent and the Sociology of Anxiety


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The Rise of the Super-Parent and the Sociology of Anxiety
Parenting is no longer an unclouded activity in itself, but is rather defined by the anxiety of super-parenting, or the anxiety of rejecting super-parenting. There is no middle ground. Parenting has become a problem with no solution. In order to make this point, I will employ the method of qualitative naturalism, or ethnography, which Gubrium and Holstein (2007) define as “rich descriptions of people and interactions as they exist and unfold in their native habitats” (p. 6).
One of the more interesting developments in the sociology of the family over the past generation has been the rise of the super-parent (alternately, depending on one’s tacit value judgments of this...
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