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Unformatted text preview: 2-26-2008How can we say children have equal opportunities when so much of their future is determined before they are old enough to be responsible for their own actions?If its the parents fault, its not societys fault?Is Parenting the Cause of Inequality?Social Class and ChildrearingOld sociological researchoTeaching learned social rolesWorking class is highly supervised at workoFocus parenting on obedience and conformityMiddle class is less supervised at workoFocus parenting on independence, autonomy, and self-directionLareau: Unequal ChildhoodObservational study of 12 familiesoClass difference in parenting stylesComparing middle class and poor familiesoOriginally looking for racial differencesConcerted CultivationMiddle ClassoCultivates talents, opinions, skills, and cultural styleoIntensive, age-specific organized activitiesoStress language use and reasoningAccomplishment of Natural GrowthWorking Class and PooroEmphasize a safe environment, love, letting children grow on their owno...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course SOCI 130 taught by Professor Cohen during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08