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Raising a Humanist
Conscious Parenting in an Increasingly Fragmented World

  • Manisha Pathak-Shelat - Professor and Chair, Centre for Development Management and Communication, MICA, Ahmedabad
  • Kiran Bhatia - Doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-–Madison


March 2021 | 268 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The world is immensely divided and broken. We have lost the art of having conversations with those who are different from us. While we cannot change the world, we can take small remedial steps starting with our homes and communities. 

The authors—communication scholars—with a vast experience of working with parents, teachers and youth engage you in a conversation that is bound to leave a lasting impression on you, your children, and our world. Using critical questions, pragmatic tips and interesting anecdotes, they touch upon the deep divisive issues of our society and provide fascinating ways to use art, technology and media to provide our children with a nurturing community.

Bold and provocative at times, this empowering book is your companion in raising a humanist.

 
Foreword by Lina Ashar
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
What is Your Child’s Worldview
 
Mirroring the Adults
 
The Unknown Is Scary
 
The Big Three: How Family, School, and Media Shape Our Children
 
Echo-Chamber: Our Seemingly Safe Cocoons
 
Gender
 
Religion
 
Caste
 
Class
 
Tolerance: Philosophies and Principles
 
Tolerance Is Amicable Co-existence
 
Living with Differences
 
Philosophies and Traditions: Lessons on Co-existence from India
 
Tolerance Has Its Challenges
 
Exploring the Indian Philosophy of Sahridayas
 
Opening Our Hearts and Minds
 
Step I. Re-examining the Process of Socialization
 
Step II. Understanding Privilege
 
Step III. Embracing the Power of ‘Why’ Questions
 
Step IV. Challenging a Single Story
 
Unlearning Together
 
Strategy I. Find Tactful and Innovative Ways to Challenge When Others Are Spreading Stereotypes
 
Strategy II. Collaborating to Challenge Discrimination
 
Strategy III: Practising Care
 
Strategy IV: Talking Through Our Differences
 
Strategy V: Practising Tolerance in Our Communities
 
It Isn’t Real, It Is Photoshopped!
 
Capitalizing on Young People’s Insecurities
 
Media as the ‘Looking Glass Self’
 
Debunking Media Myths
 
Anorexia and Bulimia: When Food Becomes an Enemy
 
Dark Is Beautiful
 
Accepting Differences in Body Types
 
No One Should Apologize for Their Bodies
 
Periods and the Taboo Culture
 
Nurturing Your Mind
 
Using Technology to Connect and Learn
 
Childhood: Online and Offline
 
The New Childhood
 
The Internet and the Everyday Life
 
Children as Citizens of the World
 
Becoming a Tech-savvy Parent
 
The Stranger Danger
 
Connecting Beyond Borders and Differences
 
Understanding Your Place in the World: From Local to Global
 
Using Social Media Purposively
 
Echo Chambers on Social Media
 
Online Strategies to Build Global-civic Communities
 
How to be Safe in an Interconnected World?
 
Designing the Family Media Diet
 
Art with a Purpose
 
Socially Engaged Art Practice
 
Listening and Responding to Differences
 
Working Together amid Differences
 
As We Say Goodbye
 
Getting Out of the Box
 
Understanding Systemic Discrimination
 
Violence Is Not the Solution
 
Stepping into the Future

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ISBN: 9789353887759
$20.00