SOC 101- Lecture 17

SOC 101- Lecture 17 - Lecture 17 Sociology of Family:...

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Lecture 17 Sociology of Family: Inequality in Family Life How are Parents’ Advantages Transmitted to Kids? Parents’ investments o Quality of neighborhood o Quality of schools o Health care, child care o Time and effort, support and expectations Parents’ endowments o Ability, health, and other physical traits o Cultural and social capital Pierre Bourdieu Three forms of capital o Economic capital (cash, assets) o Social capital (networks) o Cultural capital (knowledge, dispositions, tastes…) Distinct cultural styles and tastes that distinguish one status group from another Tastes, dispositions, and ways of being signal being part of a class Annette Laureau Did classroom observations Intensively observed 12 families with children in 3 rd grade Half from middle class family and half from poorer families Family dynamics vary much more based on class than on race Class differences in orientation toward child-rearing “concerted cultivation” versus “the accomplishment of natural growth”
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Mitchellduneier,devahpager during the Fall '07 term at Princeton.

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SOC 101- Lecture 17 - Lecture 17 Sociology of Family:...

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