Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. Annette Lareau .. on Longitudinal Ethnography and the Families’ Reactions to Unequal Childhoods. ( pp. 1. Question and Answers: Annette Lareau, Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. University of California Press. What made you decide to write this. In her book, Unequal Childhoods, she explains that middle-class families raised their children in a different way than working-class and.

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Years ago, when I started on Good Reads, I read Outliers by Gladwell and one of the things I found particularly interesting in that book was the discussion of research into the differences between how working class and middle class kids behaved. Jun 19, Marsha rated it it was amazing.

Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life

I particularly enjoyed the additions annrtte the second edition that discussed family reactions to being in the study. Sociology ; American Studies ; Ethnic Studies. Girls and Boys in School “With rich storytelling and insightful detail, Lareau takes us inside the family lives of poor, middle-class, and affluent Americans and reminds us that class matters. I appreciated Lareau’s readiness to see the merits of both, as well as their faults. This is quite different from the working class kids who often play within their own communities and in groups of kids of many different ages.


Though she mentions a working-class person’s ability, in contrast, to argue with a landlord or cable company, she does not talk about a sense of entitlement to explain the behavior in those cases.

Annette Lareau distinguishes between two different parenting styles: It will change the way you think about why students fail in schools. Jun 13, Von rated it it was amazing Shelves: Everything matters, and unfortunately, best intentions are not enough.

May 13, Eli rated it it was amazing. Nov 01, Nicholas Harrison rated it really liked it. You might expect that if you spent such an extended period in twelve different households, what you would gather is twelve different ideas about how to raise children May 18, Beth rated chilvhoods it was amazing Shelves: Sep 30, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Unequal Childhoods was a childhooss interesting book.

Trivia About Unequal Childhood I read it for one of my classes in college. This is a seriously uenqual look at the differences between how working class and middle class raise their children and the consequences of these differences.

Concerted Cultivation in Organizational Spheres: References to this book Radical Possibilities: I have been meaning to read this book for years. So that the contribution of people not in the middle class is squandered. The book argues that regardless of race, social economic class will determine how children cultivate skills they will use in the future.


Unequal Childhoods by Annette Lareau – Paperback – University of California Press

Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth. Jun 23, Leighanne Medina rated it really liked it. Each of these approaches to childrearing brings its own benefits and its own drawbacks.

But do we really understand? Enduring Dilemmas in Fieldwork Appendix B. Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children.

The first part shows the hectic schedule of organized activities that middle-class children engage in, with parents especially moms heavily involved, whereas poorer children’s activities are much more disengaged from their parents. 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.