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Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life

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ISBN13:

9780520239500

ISBN10:
0520239504
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2003
Publisher(s):
UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

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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
1. Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth 1(13)
2. Social Structure and Daily Life 14(19)
PART I. THE ORGANIZATION OF DAILY LIFE 33(72)
3. The Hectic Pace of Concerted Cultivation: Garrett Tallinger
38(28)
4. A Child's Pace: Tyrec Taylor
66(16)
5. Children's Play Is for Children: Katie Brindle
82(23)
PART II. LANGUAGE USE 105(56)
6. Developing a Child: Alexander Williams
108(26)
7. Language as a Conduit for Social Life: Harold McAllister
134(27)
PART III. FAMILIES AND INSTITUTIONS 161(98)
8. Concerted Cultivation in Organizational Spheres: Stacey Marshall
165(17)
9. Concerted Cultivation Gone Awry: Melanie Handlon
182(16)
10. Letting Educators Lead the Way: Wendy Driver
198(23)
11. Beating with a Belt, Fearing "the School" Little Billy Yanelli
221(12)
12. 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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