The first major comparative analysis of the role of parenthood in politics mothers and others makes important observations about what we know and what we still need to find out mothers and others is for scholars and students of political science gender and womens studies and sociology both in canada and abroad. The first major comparative analysis of parenthood in politics mothers and others brings together leading scholars of gender and politics to discuss the role of parental status in political life examining three main areas of citizen engagement within the political system parenthood and political careers parenthood and the media and parenthood and political behaviour they argue that . Mothers and others is an important and pioneering volume it forces readers to reconsider how to reform not just democratic institutions but also how we think about women in politics the book deserves wide public attention sylvia bashevkin is a professor in the department of political science at the university of toronto. Roles of moms and dads converge as they balance work and family the way mothers and fathers spend their time has changed dramatically in the past half century dads are doing more housework and child care moms more paid work outside the home neither has overtaken the other in their traditional . The politics of parenthood offers insight into how parenthood changes ones political beliefs and how parenthood has become politicized in our modern world san francisco book review laurel elder is associate professor of political science at hartwick college
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