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The Slumbering MassesSleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life$
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Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674749

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.001.0001

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Children’s Sleep and the Rise of the Solitary Sleeper

(p.129) 5 Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
The Slumbering Masses

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

University of Minnesota Press

I focus here on American attitudes towards children’s sleep, especially in children’s literature about bedtime that promotes solitary sleep, and parenting advice around bedsharing with infants and small children.

Keywords:   Medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural studies, American studies, Medicalization, Biopolitics, Desire, Affect, disability studies

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