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February 10 - February 10, 2011 Class Inequality & Culture...

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February 10, 2011 1. Cultural differences are associated with class 2. Childrearing practices and Class Inequality - Social class and cultural practices of raising children o From Lareau’s research on child-rearing practices, we can identify cultural practices that vary by social class MIDDLE CLASS parents use a strategy of “ concerted cultivation ” where parents actively foster and assess children’s talents, opinions, and skills WORKING CLASS parents care for their children and allow them to grow “ naturally ” and at their own pace o Both childrearing practices have their advantages and disadvantages, but the advantages of “concerted cultivation” are more easily translated into skills and credentials that allow them to get ahead economically - Organization of daily life o Garret: Middle class parents organize multiple child leisure activities orchestrated by adults As a result, children spend less time with family but learn teamwork, how to interact with adults, and gain new types of
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course SOCY 105 taught by Professor Mogadam during the Spring '05 term at Maryland.

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