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Unequal childhoods : class, race, and family life

Author: Annette Lareau
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd ed., with an update a decade laterView all editions and formats
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This book is a portrayal of class inequalities in the United States. It contains analysis of the processes through which inequality is reproduced, and it engages with methodological and analytic dilemmas usually glossed over in academic texts.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Lareau
ISBN: 9780520271425 0520271424
OCLC Number: 722843161
Description: xiv, 461 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of natural growth --
Social structure and daily life --
Part I. Organization of daily life --
The hectic pace of concerted cultivation: Garrett Tallinger --
A child's pace: Tyrec Taylor --
Children's play is for children: Katie Brindle --
Part II. Language use --
Developing a child: Alexander Williams --
Language as a conduit for social life: Harold McAllister --
Part III. Families and institutions --
Concerted cultivation in organizational spheres: Stacey Marshall --
Concerted cultivation gone awry: Melanie Handlon --
Letting educators lead the way: Wendy Driver --
Beating with a belt, fearing "the school": Little Billy Yanelli --
The power and limits of social class --
Part IV. Unequal childhoods and unequal adulthoods --
Class differences in parents' information and intervention in the lives of young adults --
Reflections on longitudinal ethnography and the families' reactions to Unequal childhoods --
Unequal childhoods in context: results from a quantitative analysis / Annette Lareau, Elliot Weininger, Dalton Conley, and Melissa Velez --
Appendix A. Methodology: enduring dilemmas in fieldwork --
Appendix B. Theory: understanding the work of Pierre Bourdieu --
Appendix C. Supporting tables --
Appendix D. Tables for the second edition.
Responsibility: Annette Lareau.

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

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