Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Unequal Childhoods - 2nd edition

Unequal Childhoods (ISBN10: 0520271424; ISBN13: 9780520271425)
ISBN13: 978-0520271425
ISBN10: 0520271424

Summary: 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.
The first edition ofUnequal 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.
...show more
Summary: 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.
The first edition ofUnequal 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 11
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 09/20/2011
International: No

View Author Bio
View Table of Contents

Other Editions of Unequal Childhoods:


List Price: $29.95
Used $17.73
$8.86 after Buyback
Used
Save $12.22 (41%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 4 hours and 47 minutes and it ships by Noon CT today!
  • Sell back
    to us by
  • Guaranteed
    Cash Back
  • Book cost
    after Buyback
  • Jun 30, 2015
  • $8.87
  • $8.86
New $25.22
$12.61 after Buyback
Rental $14.49
Due back 08/14/2015
Marketplace sellers starting at $12.59

45 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Unequal Childhoods
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (45)  |  New (14)  |  Like New (3)  |  Very Good (4)  |  Good (17)  |  Acceptable (7)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$17.73
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Your cost after Guaranteed Cash Back: $8.86! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$25.22
FREE! s/h

New
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for FREE! Your cost after Guaranteed Cash Back: $12.61! Brand new book. Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$26.42
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$12.59
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Goodwill of Orange County
Santa Ana, CA
Seller Rating: 4.53
Acceptable Book has internal/external wear and/or highlighting and underlining. It may have creases on the cover and some folded pages. This is a USED book.
$12.59
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Better World Books
Mishawaka, IN
Seller Rating: 4.62
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
$12.59
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
GICW Books
Hillsboro, OR
Seller Rating: 4.58
Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing.
$13.52
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Univ of Missouri Bookstore
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.59
2011 Paperback Fair NO CD; No Access Code; Some delamination and curling; Some highlighting, markings, tears, scratches, creases, discoloration and wrinkling; Significant edge, cover and corner we ...show morear; Unless stated otherwise herein the notes, complementary books or items are not present; $20.00 minimum excluding shipping for orders to Puerto Rico & Hawaii; standard shipping is by USPS Media Mail & Expedited shipping is by USPS Priority Mail or equivalent; ...show less
$15.67
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
thriftbooks-com
Auburn, WA
Seller Rating: 4.57
Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Thriftbooks is the name you can trust, guaranteed. Spend Less. Read More.
$16.15
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Used Textbook Depot
Pasadena, TX
Seller Rating: 4.48
Used copy - May have some markings / highlights
$16.15
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Used Textbook Depot
Pasadena, TX
Seller Rating: 4.48
Used copy - May have some markings / highlights
$16.15
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Used Textbook Depot
Pasadena, TX
Seller Rating: 4.48
Used copy - May have some markings / highlights
$16.14
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
BookCellar-NH
Nashua, NH
Seller Rating: 4.67
0520271424 Has moderate shelf wear, highlighting, underlining and/or writing. Great used condition. We are a tested and proven company with over 900,000 satisfied customers since 1997. We ship daily M ...show more-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. ...show less
$17.73
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
Page:   1     2     3     4     5     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close