Zoom Community Conversations - Dr. Amy Blackstone - Childfree by Choice

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 7:00pm


Join Dr. Amy Blackstone in discussion of her book, Childfree by Choice, Tuesday September 22, 2020

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From Dr. Amy Blackstone, childfree woman, co-creator of the blog we're {not} having a baby, and nationally recognized expert on the childfree choice, 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.

As a childfree woman, Dr. Amy Blackstone is no stranger to a wide range of negative responses when she informs people she doesn't have--nor does she want--kids: confused looks, patronizing quips, thinly veiled pity, even outright scorn and condemnation. But she is not alone in opting out when it comes to children. More people than ever are choosing to forgo parenthood, and openly discussing a choice that's still often perceived as taboo. Yet this choice, and its effects personally and culturally, are still often misunderstood.


About the Author: 

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 ReviewLaw & Society ReviewSociology Compass, and Gender & Society. Professor Blackstone’s research has been featured by various media outlets including the Katie show, public radio, the New York Times, the Washington PostBuzzFeedUSA TodayNew YorkHuffington Post, and other local and national venues. Childfree by Choice is her first book.

Event address: 
180 North 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524744090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Dutton - June 11th, 2019

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