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Ships Without a Shore: America's Undernurtured Children
by Anne Pierce
Childhood in America has changed, and not for the better. From day care for babies, to the exhausting array of activities for children, to the storm of lurid and violent shows now deemed appropriate for the young, to the expectation that teenagers build resumes, childhood has been thoroughly redefined. Anne R. Pierce argues that this radical re-definition has been embraced ...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Transaction Publishers
(first published January 28th 2007)
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I started reading this book, when I think, I was looking for outside validation to quit my job and stay home with my children. I was looking for something more empirical than this book is. This author is seething with rage. And it is painful for me to read, more than anything, because I don't like watching people suffer. But even suffering in a context. She seems to get a lot of her ideas from watching bad tv, which is sad. Perhaps with a different education or reading different books, or jsut m ...more