Author Talk: Dr. Amy Blackstone “Childfree By Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a new Age of independence”

Author Talk: Dr. Amy Blackstone “Childfree By Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a new Age of independence”

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Author Talk: Dr. Amy Blackstone “Childfree By Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a new Age of independence”
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November 1, 2019 6:00 PM
End:
November 1, 2019 7:30 PM
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October 11, 2019

Dr. Amy Blackstone, child free woman, co-creator of the blog we’re {not} having a baby!, and nationally recognized expert on the child freechoice, comes a definitive investigation into the history and current growing movement of adults choosing to forgo parenthood: what it means for our society, economy, environment, perceived gender roles, and legacies, and how understanding and supporting all types of families can lead to positive outcomes for parents, non-parents, and children alike.

Books will be available for purchase.

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Dr. Amy Blackstone is a professor in Sociology and the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, where she studies childlessness and the childfree choice, workplace harassment, and civic engagement. Her work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including American Sociological Review, Law & Society Review, Sociology Compass, and Gender & Society. Professor Blackstone’s research has been featured by various media outlets including the Katie show, public radio, New York Times, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, USA Today, Huffington Post, and other local and national venues.
Childfree by Choice is her first book.

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