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Unequal childhoods : class, race, and family life

Author: Annette Lareau
Publisher: Berkeley [u.a.] : Univ. of California Press, [20]06.
Series: Sociology - ethnic studies - anthropology
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats

Class does make a difference in the lives of American children. Drawing on observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, this title explores this fact, offering a  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Lareau
ISBN: 9780520239500 0520239504
OCLC Number: 315483187
Description: XII, 331 S.
Contents: Acknowledgments 1. Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth 2. Social Structure and Daily Life PART I. THE ORGANIZATION OF DAILY LIFE 3. A Hectic Pace of Concerted Cultivation: Garrett Tallinger 4. A Child's Pace: Tyrec Taylor 5. Children's Play Is for Children: Katie Brindle PART II. LANGUAGE USE 6. Developing a Child: Alexander Williams 7. Language as a Conduit of Social Life: Harold McAllister PART III. FAMILIES AND INSTITUTIONS 8. Concerted Cultivation in Organizational Spheres: Stacey Marshall 9. Effort Creates Misery: Melanie Handlon 10. Letting Educators Lead the Way: Wendy Driver 11. Beating with a Belt, Fearing "the School": Little Billy Yanelli 12. The Power and Limits of Social Class Appendix A. Methodology: Enduring Dilemmas in Fieldwork Appendix B. Theory: Understanding the Work of Pierre Bourdieu Appendix C. Supporting Tables Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Sociology - ethnic studies - anthropology
Responsibility: Annette Lareau.


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"Uneqal Childhoods is as exciting to read as it is depressing in its implications." (Four stars)--"The Scotsman"

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