Unequal Childhoods

Unequal Childhoods


  • Author : Annette Lareau
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780520949904


Unequal Childhoods Book Description :

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, ...

Unequal Childhoods

Unequal Childhoods


  • Author : Annette Lareau
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520271425


Unequal Childhoods Book Description :

This book is a powerful portrayal of class inequalities in the United States. It contains insightful analysis of the processes through which inequality is reproduced, and it frankly engages with methodological and analytic dilemmas usually glossed over in academic texts....

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Unequal Childhoods


  • Author : Annette Lareau
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2003-09-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520239500


Unequal Childhoods Book Description :

Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class and poor families, this study explores the fact that class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children and offers a picture of childhood in the 21st century....

Unequal Childhoods

Unequal Childhoods


  • Author : Helen Penn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-03-11
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134359493


Unequal Childhoods Book Description :

An expert in her field, Helen Penn discusses the inequalities between and within countries of childhood poverty and how this poverty is recognized and defined through the following case-studies: Kazakhstan - once part of the Soviet Union Swaziland - a country in Southern Africa devastated by HIV and AIDS Himalayan India Brazil - one of the world's most unequal countries. These four case studies illustrate the diversity and complexity of the responses to the attempts to globalise childhood and highlight the need to address the inequalities of childhood experience....

Social Class

Social Class


  • Author : Annette Lareau
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release Date : 2008-07-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610447256


Social Class Book Description :

Class differences permeate the neighborhoods, classrooms, and workplaces where we lead our daily lives. But little is known about how class really works, and its importance is often downplayed or denied. In this important new volume, leading sociologists systematically examine how social class operates in the United States today. Social Class argues against the view that we are becoming a classless society. The authors show instead the decisive ways social class matters—from how long people live, to how they raise their children, to how they vote. The distinguished contributors to Social Class examine how class works in a variety of domains including politics, health, education, gender, and the family. Michael Hout shows that class membership remai...

Social Class and Changing Families in an Unequal America

Social Class and Changing Families in an Unequal America


  • Author : Marcia Carlson
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804770897


Social Class and Changing Families in an Unequal America Book Description :

This book offers an up-to-the-moment assessment of the condition of the American family in an era of growing inequality....

Ritual  Emotion  Violence

Ritual Emotion Violence


  • Author : Elliott B. Weininger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-07-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429874772


Ritual Emotion Violence Book Description :

Microsociologists seek to capture social life as it is experienced, and in recent decades no one has championed the microsociological approach more fiercely than Randall Collins. The pieces in this exciting volume offer fresh and original insights into key aspects of Collins’ thought, and of microsociology more generally. The introductory essay by Elliot B. Weininger and Omar Lizardo provides a lucid overview of the key premises this perspective. Ethnographic papers by Randol Contreras, using data from New York, and Philippe Bourgois and Laurie Kain Hart, using data from Philadelphia, examine the social logic of violence in street-level narcotics markets. Both draw on heavily on Collins’ microsociological account of the features of social situati...

Classical Sociological Theory

Classical Sociological Theory


  • Author : Ian Mcintosh
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 1997-05-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814755747


Classical Sociological Theory Book Description :

"How much compensation ought to be paid to a woman who was raped 7,500 times? What would the members of the Commission want for their daughters if their daughters had been raped even once?" —Karen Parker, speaking before the U.N. Commission on Human Rights Seemingly every week, a new question arises relative to the current worldwide ferment over human injustices. Why does the U.S. offer $20,000 atonement money to Japanese Americans relocated to concentration camps during World War II, while not even apologizing to African Americans for 250 years of human bondage and another century of institutionalized discrimination? How can the U.S. and Canada best grapple with the genocidal campaigns against Native Americans on which their countries were founded...

Privilege Lost

Privilege Lost


  • Author : Jessi Streib
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190854072


Privilege Lost Book Description :

There are two narratives of the American class structure: one of a country with boundless opportunities for upward mobility and one of a rigid class system in which the rich stay rich while the poor stay poor. Each of these narratives holds some truth, but each overlooks another. In Privilege Lost, Jessi Streib traces the lives of over 100 youth born into the upper-middle-class. Following them for over ten years as they transition from teens to young adults, Streib examines who falls from the upper-middle-class, how, and why don't they see it coming. In doing so, she reveals the patterned ways that individuals' resources and identities push them onto mobility paths--and the complicated choices youth make between staying true to themselves and staying...

The Colour of Class

The Colour of Class


  • Author : Nicola Rollock
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-11-13
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317583899


The Colour of Class Book Description :

How do race and class intersect to shape the identities and experiences of Black middle-class parents and their children? What are Black middle-class parents’ strategies for supporting their children through school? What role do the educational histories of Black middle-class parents play in their decision-making about their children’s education? There is now an extensive body of research on the educational strategies of the white middle classes but a silence exists around the emergence of the Black middle classes and their experiences, priorities, and actions in relation to education. This book focuses on middle-class families of Black Caribbean heritage. Drawing on rich qualitative data from nearly 80 in-depth interviews with Black Caribbean mi...