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Unequal Childhoods : Class, Race, and Family Life,9780520237636

Unequal Childhoods : Class, Race, and Family Life

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9780520237636

ISBN10:
0520237633
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Univ of California Pr
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Summary

"Unequal Childhoods" uses actual observations from black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families to provide a vivid account of the importance of social class, and the relative unimportance of race, in shaping parents' and children's lives.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth
1(13)
Social Structure and Daily Life
14(19)
PART I. THE ORGANIZATION OF DAILY LIFE
33(72)
The Hectic Pace of Concerted Cultivation
38(28)
Garrett Tallinger
A Child's Pace
66(16)
Tyrec Taylor
Children's Play Is for Children
82(23)
Katie Brindle
PART II. LANGUAGE USE
105(56)
Developing a Child
108(26)
Alexander Williams
Language as a Conduit for Social Life
134(27)
Harold McAllister
PART III. FAMILIES AND INSTITUTIONS
161(98)
Concerted Cultivation in Organizational Spheres
165(17)
Stacey Marshall
Concerted Cultivation Gone Awry
182(16)
Melanie Handlon
Letting Educators Lead the Way
198(23)
Wendy Driver
Beating with a Belt, Fearing ``the School''
221(12)
Little Billy Yanelli
The Power and Limits of Social Class
233(26)
Appendix A. Methodology: Enduring Dilemmas in Fieldwork 259(16)
Appendix B. Theory: Understanding the Work of Pierre Bourdieu 275(4)
Appendix C. Supporting Tables 279(10)
Notes 289(24)
Bibliography 313(12)
Index 325


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