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The first edition of Unequal Childhoodswas an instant classic, portraying in riveting detail the unexpected ways in which social class influences parenting in white and African American families. A decade later, Annette Lareau has revisited the same families and interviewed the original subjects to examine the impact of social class in the transition to adulthood.
Annette Lareau is the Stanley I. Sheerr Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvenia. She is the author of Home Advantage: Social Class and Parental Intervention in Elementary Education and coeditor of Journeys through Ethnography, Realistic Accounts of Fieldwork; Education Research on Trial Policy Reform and the Call for Scientific Vigor and Social Class: How Does it Work?
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. ix|
|Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth||p. 1|
|Social Structure and Daily Life||p. 14|
|Organization of Daily Life||p. 33|
|The Hectic Pace of Concerted Cultivation||p. 38|
|A Child's Pace||p. 66|
|Children's Play Is for Children||p. 82|
|Language Use||p. 105|
|Developing a Child||p. 108|
|Language as a Conduit for Social Life||p. 134|
|Families and Institutions||p. 161|
|Concerted Cultivation in Organizational Spheres|
|Concerted Cultivation Gone Awry||p. 182|
|Letting Educators Lead the Way||p. 198|
|Beating with a Belt, Fearing "the School"||p. 221|
|The Power and Limits of Social Class||p. 233|
|Unequal Childhoods and Unequal Adulthoods||p. 259|
|Class Differences in Parent' Information and Intervention in the Lives of Young Adults||p. 263|
|Reflections on Longitudinal Ethnography and the Families' Reactions to Unequal Childhoods||p. 312|
|Unequal Childhoods in Context: Results from a Quantitative Analysis||p. 333|
|Methodology: Enduring Dilemmas in Fieldwork||p. 345|
|Theory: Understanding the Work of Pierre Bourdieu||p. 361|
|Supporting Tables||p. 365|
|Tables for the Second Edition||p. 377|
|Revised Bibliography||p. 429|
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