Parenting is fast becoming an activity organized around fear. Whether it is angst about some external threat or worry about the unintended psychological consequences of their own actions, parents are under pressure as never before.
Why has raising children become so fraught with difficulty? How did we come to view childhood as so dangerous?- The NY Salon
Sondra Farganis received a PhD from Australian National University and is a recipient of Fulbright and NEH awards. She is the director of the Wolfson Center for National Affairs and her publications include Social Reconstruction of the Feminine Character, Situating Feminism, and articles on contemporary social and political thought. Dr. Farganis has taught at CUNY, Vassar, and Hamilton.
Paula S. Fass is the Margaret Byrne Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley, where she has taught for the past thirty-one years.
Her books include Outside In: Minorities and the Transformation of American Education (1989), The Damned and the Beautiful: American Youth in the 1920s (1977), Kidnapped: Child Abduction in America (1997), and Childhood in America (2000, edited with Mary Ann Mason).
Most recently, she was the editor-in-chief of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society (2004).
Nancy McDermott writes about public policy, private sphere and personal autonomy.
Alan Miller is Director of The NY Salon. He also is the co-founder of London's Truman Brewery and Vibe Bar.
Miller is also a film director and writer.
Sharna Olfman, Ph.D. is a professor of clinical and developmental psychology at Point Park University, the founding director of the Childhood and Society Symposium and the editor of the Childhood in America book series for Praeger Press.
David Shankbone is a writer, photographer and law student. He worked at Enron in London and then at Vinson & Elkins in Houston, but he never once shred a document. He has taken the portraits of influential people from famous First Amendment advocate Floyd Abrams to bearded woman Professor Jennifer Miller to Mystic River author Dennis Lehane. He has created a large body of photographic images of New York landmarks, neighborhoods, and people, but also common things such as skywriting, lettuce and eight ball players. These images are found on Wikipedia and are available for anyone to use in any manner for blogs, presentations, books, etc. Shankbone has lived in three countries, six states and 17 cities. He attended Fordham Law School.
Peter N. Stearns was named Provost of George Mason University effective January 1, 2000. He also regularly teaches courses in world history and social history. Stearns received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, and previously attended Harvard College