|Nelson, Margaret K., PhD|
Margaret K. Nelson has written about caregiving (Negotiated Care: The Experiences of Family Day Care Providers [Temple University Press, 1990]; Circles of Care: Work and Identity in Women's Lives [edited with Emily K. Abel, SUNY Press, 1990]), the survival strategies of rural families (Working Hard and Making Do: Survival in Small Town America [with Joan Smith, University of California Press, 1999]; The Social Economy of Single Motherhood: Raising Children in Rural America [Routledge, 2005]), surveillance among families (Who's Watching: Daily Practices of Surveillance Among Contemporary Families [edited with Anita I. Garey, Vanderbilt University Press, 2009]), and, most recently, hyper-vigilant parenting among the professional middle class (Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Families in Uncertain Times [NYU Press, 2010]). She is conducting interviews and writing about that set of relationships that are frequently called "fictive kin."She has taught at Middlebury College since 1975 where she teaches courses on the family, poverty, and education.
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