[]
[]

Unequal Childhoods

Class, Race, and Family Life

Lareau, Annette

(Book - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Unequal Childhoods
 Add a Comment  Add Tags
Print
Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. Here are the frenetic families managing their children's hectic schedules of "leisure" activities and here are families with plenty of time but little economic security. Lareau shows how middle-class parents, whether black or white, engage in a process of "concerted cultivation" designed to draw out children's talents and skills, while working-class and poor families rely on "the accomplishment of natural growth," in which a child's development unfolds spontaneously--as long as basic comfort, food, and shelter are provided. Each of these approaches to childrearing brings its own benefits and its own drawbacks. In identifying and analyzing differences between the two, Lareau demonstrates the power, and limits, of social class in shaping the lives of America's children.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780520237636
0520237633
9780520239500
0520239504
Branch Call Number: 305.23 L321u 2003
Characteristics: xii, 331 p. ;,23 cm

Opinion

From Library Staff

Lareau examines the impact of class across race on the quality of education a child can receive. Research students actually "moved in" with the families in the study in order to collect data.


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at MCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app02 Version eventuell-fix Last updated 2014/11/26 13:11