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dc.contributor.supervisor Laurendeau, Jason
dc.contributor.author Konecny, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-22T18:32:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-22T18:32:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-18
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5009
dc.description.abstract Parenting guides are illustrative of the current ethos of parenting and provide a rich site of examination due to the intersecting discourses that shape knowledge regarding ‘proper’ parenting. In this thesis, I offer a discourse analysis on the parenting guides Yes, Your Teen is Crazy (2003) by Michael Bradley, Brainstorm (2013) by Daniel Siegel, and the parenting website Empowering Parents in order to illuminate how discourses of risk (re)produce and naturalize assumptions of parenting and adolescence. I contend that each text utilizes risk to define adolescents as an inherent threat to themselves and their communities if left unchecked and situates parents as the shepherds for adolescence, shepherds who are subject to responsibility and blame. Both adolescence and parenting are produced as objects of expert knowledge that position adulthood as the normative foil to adolescence. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Sociology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Adolescence en_US
dc.subject Families en_US
dc.subject Parenting en_US
dc.subject Parenting Handbooks, manuals, etc en_US
dc.subject Problem youth en_US
dc.title "Yes, your fears are correct. He is disturbed, whether it's diagnosable or not:" risk discourse in parenting guides en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0628 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0700 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0626 en_US
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dc.embargo No en_US


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