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100 1  Lareau, Annette. 
245 10 Unequal childhoods :|bclass, race, and family life /
       |cAnnette Lareau. 
260    Berkeley :|bUniversity of California Press,|cc2003. 
300    xii, 331 p. ;|c24 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-323) and 
505 0  Concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of natural 
       growth -- Social structure and daily life -- The hectic 
       pace of concerted cultivation -- A child's pace -- 
       Children's play is for children -- Developing a child -- 
       Language as a conduit for social life -- Concerted 
       cultivation in organizational spheres -- Concerted 
       cultivation gone awry -- Letting educators lead the way --
       Beating with a belt, fearing "the school" -- The power and
       limits of social class. 
520    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, and shelter
       are provided. Each of these approaches to childrearing 
       brings its own benefits and its own drawbacks. In 
       identifying and analyzing differences between the two, 
       Lareau demonstrates the power, and limits, of social class
       in shaping the lives of America's children. 
650  0 Children|xSocial conditions. 
650  0 Families. 
856 41 |3Table of contents|u
856 42 |3Contributor biographical information|u
856 42 |3Publisher description|u
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