160 , 2016-03-31 , 東京大学大学院教育学研究科 , The Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo , 東京大学大学院教育学研究科比較教育社会学コース
The purpose of this article is to consider the parental support in children’s education as an “addiction” which is contained in the theory of late-modernity by A. Giddens. I focused to feature of Giddens’ discourse about “addiction” and the theory of late-modernity compare with discourses in clinical psychology. Through on the perspective of addiction in the theory of late-modernity, i argued that educational support of parents is a kind of addiction to construct and protect “ ontological security” of parental identity. Finally, this article considers the possibility of a viewpoint of the “addction” to comparative sociological analysis.