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Unequal childhoods : class, race, and family life

Author: Annette Lareau
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. ed., with an update a decade later
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Includes the now classic analysis of how social class shapes parenting in unexpected fashion in white and African-American families. A decade after the original study, Lareau revisited the families to examine social class in the transition to adulthood. The second edition has 100 pages of new material.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Lareau
ISBN: 9780520271425 0520271424
OCLC Number: 848618797
Description: xiv, 461 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgments 1. Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth 2. Social Structure and Daily Life Part I. Organization of Daily Life 3. The 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 for Social Life: Harold McAllister Part III. Families and Institutions 8. Concerted Cultivation in Organizational Spheres: Stacey Marshall 9. Concerted Cultivation Gone Awry: 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 Part IV. Unequal Childhoods and Unequal Adulthoods 13. Class Differences in Parents' Information and Intervention in the Lives of Young Adults 14. Reflections on Longitudinal Ethnography and the Families' Reactions to Unequal Childhoods 15. Unequal Childhoods in Context: Results from a Quantitative Analysis Annette Lareau, Elliot Weininger, Dalton Conley, and Melissa Velez Afterword 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 Notes Revised Bibliography Index
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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