In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Class, Race, and Family Life.
Lareau is the Stanley I. She is best known for her book Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. Ten years ago, she shadowed 12 very different families with year-old children for three weeks at a time.
Some families came from middle class backgrounds, others were working class, some were poor. She observed differences in how these different socio-economic classes interacted with their children.
Her results were definitive.
The working class and poor kids had hopes and dreams, but were worn down. Lareau cites two approaches to child rearing — separated along class lines — which are the main cause for this discrepancy. The first came from a middle class background—his parents both had college degrees and comfortable incomes.
As a year-old, he was enrolled in numerous extracurricular activities. By the time college applications came around, his parents coached him toward the best option; he was recruited to his top-choice school.
Lareau then told the story of a girl from a working class family.
The girl was left alone through much of her childhood, struggled in school and was later diagnosed with a learning disability. Her condition, however, was largely disregarded. The girl faced an unexpected pregnancy at 19 which monopolized most of her time.
She never went to college. Lareau advocates for an understanding of different socioeconomic backgrounds. Americans are so focused on meritocracy and individualism, they often forget that opportunity is not equal across class lines. We need to develop a dialog of social stratification. Next Story Trending Stories.Soc April 4th, Article Review: Unequal Childhood Article with citation: Lareau, Annette.
Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, Print. Abstract: Lareau's open and detailed information about the issues and difficulties of .
UNEQUAL CHILDHOODS: Class, Race, and Family Life. Glotzer, Richard // Journal of Comparative Family Studies;Winter, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p Reviews the book "Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race and Family Life," by Annette Lareau.
Annette Lareau Author and University of Pennsylvania professor Annette Lareau came to Hamilton on Nov. 14 to lecture on her study of social stratification in America.
Lareau is the Stanley I. Shear Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn. The first edition of Unequal Childhoods was 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 /5(6). Defining Race, Gender, Class Lens - What is the Race, Gender, Class Lens.
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