Practicing What the Doctor Preached Hardback
At Home with Focus on the Family
by Susan B. Ridgely;
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Practicing What the Doctor Preached
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Drawing on interviews with mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters, Practicing What the Doctor Preached explores how actual families put Dobson's principles into practice. To what extent does Focus shape the practices of its audience to its own ends, and to what extent does Focus' understanding of its members' practices and needs shape the organization? Susan B. Ridgely shows that, while Dobson is known for being rigid and dogmatic, his followers show surprising flexibility in the way they actually use his materials. She examines Focus's listeners and their changing needs over the organization's first thirty years, a span that saw the organization expand from centering itself on childrearing to entrenching itself in public debates over sexuality, education, and national politics.
Practicing What the Doctor Preached by Susan B. Ridgely was published by Oxford University Press Inc in January 2017. The ISBN for Practicing What the Doctor Preached is 9780199755073.
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|Author / Artist||Susan B. Ridgely|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press Inc (January 2017)|
|Number of Pages||280|
|Page last updated||14th February 2018|