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Unequal Childhoods

Unequal Childhoods Book
Author : Annette Lareau
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2011-08-02
ISBN : 0520271424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a powerful portrayal of class inequalities in the United States. It contains insightful analysis of the processes through which inequality is reproduced, and it frankly engages with methodological and analytic dilemmas usually glossed over in academic texts.

Unequal Childhoods

Unequal Childhoods Book
Author : Annette Lareau
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2003-09-11
ISBN : 9780520930476
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 of Unequal Childhoods was 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.

Unequal Childhoods

Unequal Childhoods Book
Author : Helen Penn
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780415321020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While problems of childhood poverty are most widespread in developing countries, formidable inequalities exist in more prosperous countries. A major aim of the book is to address the question of unequal childhoodsand the ways in which they are.

Unequal Childhoods

Unequal Childhoods Book
Author : Annette Lareau
Publisher : Tantor Media Incorporated
Release : 2014-05-08
ISBN : 9781452624716
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The second edition of Annette Lareau's "Unequal Childhoods" contains the classic analysis of how social class shapes parenting and revisits the original families a decade after the original study to examine the effects of social class in the transition to adulthood.

Unequal Childhoods

Unequal Childhoods Book
Author : Helen Penn
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780415321013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Early childhood in rich countries is a time when children are protected, and their playfulness and curiosity is encouraged. However, this perception co-exists with toleration of political and economic conditions that grossly undermine or even prematurely end the lives of millions of young children in poor countries. This book discusses how this poverty is recognized and defined through the following case-studies: * Kazakhstan - once part of the Soviet Union * Swaziland - a country in Southern Africa devastated by HIV and AIDS * Himalayan India * Brazil - one of the world's most unequal countries. These four case-studies illustrate the diversity and complexity of the responses to the attempts to globalize childhood, and highlight the need to address the inequalities of childhood experience. This book will be invaluable to anyone on early childhood courses with an international focus or studying early childhood in an international context.

White Working Class With a New Foreword by Mark Cuban and a New Preface by the Author

White Working Class  With a New Foreword by Mark Cuban and a New Preface by the Author Book
Author : Joan C. Williams
Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Release : 2019-11-05
ISBN : 163369822X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"It is really worth a read..." -- Former Vice President Joe Biden, interviewed on Pod Save America Now in paperback with a new Foreword by Mark Cuban and a new Preface by the author, White Working Class explains why so much of the elite's analysis of the white working class is misguided, rooted in class cluelessness. Joan C. Williams, described as having "something approaching rock star status" by the New York Times, explains that many people have conflated "working class" with "poor"--but the working class is, in fact, the elusive, purportedly disappearing middle class. They often resent the poor and the professionals alike. But they don't resent the truly rich, nor are they particularly bothered by income inequality. Their dream is not to join the upper middle class, with its different culture, but to stay true to their own values in their own communities--just with more money. While white working-class motivations are often dismissed as racist or xenophobic, Williams shows that they have their own class consciousness. White Working Class is a blunt, bracing narrative that sketches a nuanced portrait of millions of people who have proven to be a potent political force. For anyone stunned by the rise of populist, nationalist movements, wondering why so many would seemingly vote against their own economic interests, or simply feeling like a stranger in their own country, White Working Class will be a convincing primer on how to connect with a crucial set of workers--and voters.

Unequal Childhoods

Unequal Childhoods Book
Author : Helen Penn
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Unequal Childhoods book written by Helen Penn, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Theorising Posthuman Childhood Studies

Theorising Posthuman Childhood Studies Book
Author : Karen Malone,Marek Tesar,Sonja Arndt
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-11-05
ISBN : 9811581754
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a genealogical foregrounding and performance of conceptions of children and their childhoods over time. We acknowledge that children’s lives are embedded in worlds both inside and outside of structured schooling or institutional settings, and that this relationality informs how we think about what it means to be a child living and experiencing childhood. The book maps the field by taking up a cross-disciplinary, genealogical niche to offer both an introduction to theoretical underpinnings of emerging theories and concepts, and to provide hands-on examples of how they might play out. This book positions children and their everyday lived childhoods in the Anthropocene and focuses on the interface of children’s being in the everyday spaces and places of contemporary communities and societies. In particular this book examines how the shift towards posthuman and new materialist perspectives continues to challenge dominant developmental, social constructivist and structuralist theoretical approaches in diverse ways, to help us to understand contemporary constructions of childhoods. It recognises that while such dominant approaches have long been shown to limit the complexity of what it means to be a child living in the contemporary world, the traditions of many Eurocentric theories have not addressed the diversity of children’s lives in the majority of countries or in the Global South.

Key Concepts in Childhood Studies

Key Concepts in Childhood Studies Book
Author : Allison James,Adrian James
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2008-06-18
ISBN : 1446200027
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A systematic, clear introduction to the expanding field of Childhood Studies. Valuable entries including Agency, Play and Welfare introduce key ideas and explore interwoven multi-disciplinary themes. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed and cross-referenced by the book's intelligent organisation and flow to explain in-depth issues as respected pioneers Alison James and Adrian James offer students and specialists: " Lucid accounts of the key concepts " Authoritative and reliable data " Accessible text format The book is an ideal primer and refresher for students of Childhood Studies. Alison James is Professor in Sociology and Adrian James is Professor in Social Work, both at The University of Sheffield. 'This is a superb introduction to the fascinating field of childhood studies. A series of well chosen entries provide concise summaries of key ideas, and accessible introductions to some highly complex issues. The authors brilliantly weave together their different themes with their use of cross-referencing, so that the whole is even richer than the individual parts. I would recommend it to any beginning student of Childhoods Studies, as well as more advanced ones' - Nigel Thomas, Professor of Childhood & Youth Research, University of Central Lancashire

Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies Book
Author : Craig Kridel
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2010-02-16
ISBN : 1412958830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies provides a comprehensive introduction to the academic field of curriculum studies for the scholar, student, teacher, and administrator. The study of curriculum, beginning in the early 20th century, served primarily the areas of school administration and teaching and was seen as a method to design and develop programs of study. The field subsequently expanded to draw upon disciplines from the arts, humanities, and social sciences and to examine larger educational forces and their effects upon the individual, society, and conceptions of knowledge. Curriculum studies has now emerged to embrace an expansive and contested conception of academic scholarship while focusing upon a diverse and complex dynamic among educational experiences, practices, settings, actions, and theories in relation to personal and institutional needs and interests. The Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies serves to inform and to introduce terms, events, documents, biographies, and concepts to assist the reader in understanding aspects of this rapidly changing field of study. Representative topics include: Origins, definitions, dimensions, and variations on Curriculum Studies Curriculum development and design for schools Curricular purpose, implementation, and evaluation Contemporary issues, e.g., standards, tests, and accountability Curricular dimensions of teaching and teacher education Interdisciplinary perspectives on institutionalized curriculum Informal curricula of homes, mass media, workplaces, organizations, and relationships Impact of race, class, gender, health, belief, appearance, place, ethnicity, language Relationships of curriculum and poverty, wealth, and related factors Modes of curriculum inquiry and research Curriculum as cultural studies, exploring the formation of identities and possibilities Corporate, state, church, and military influence as curriculum Global and international perspectives on curriculum Curriculum organizations, journals, and resources Summaries of books and articles on curriculum studies Biographic vignettes of key persons in curriculum studies Relevant photographs

After Bourdieu

After Bourdieu Book
Author : David L. Swartz,Vera L. Zolberg
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-02-28
ISBN : 1402025890
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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critical evaluations of his work, notably papers by Rodney Benson, 4 Rogers Brubaker, Nick Crossley, and John Myles. Indeed, it is the 1985 article by Rogers Brubaker that can truly be said to have served as one of the best introductions to Bourdieu’s thought for the American social scienti?c public. It is for this reason that we include it in the present collection. Intellectual origins & orientations We begin by providing an overview of Bourdieu’s life as a scholar and a public intellectual. The numerous obituaries and memorial tributes that have appeared following Bourdieu’s untimely death have revealed something of his life and career, but few have stressed the intersection of his social origins, career trajectory, and public intellectual life with the changing political and social context of France. This is precisely what David Swartz’s “In memoriam” attempts to accomplish. In it he emphasizes the coincidence of Bourdieu’s young and later adulthood with the period of decolonization, the May 1968 French university crisis, the opening up of France to privatization of many domains previously entrusted to the state (l’état providence), and, most threatening to post-World War II reforms, the emergence of globalization as the hegemonic structure of the 21st century. An orienting theme throughout Bourdieu’s work warns against the partial and fractured views of social reality generated by the fundamental subject/object dichotomy that has plagued social science from its very beginning.

Global Childhoods

Global Childhoods Book
Author : Monica Edwards
Publisher : Critical Publishing
Release : 2015-04-15
ISBN : 1909682713
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This up to date text is suitable for students on all early years courses that include a module on global childhoods. Taking an ecological approach, it examines how culture and society shape childhoods through considering the lived experiences of children internationally. It begins by questioning the meaning of childhood and explores the historical, cultural and social views of childhood and children, including the roles of race, class and gender. It considers families and parenting from a global perspective and progresses to examine the relationship between the state and children by evaluating international approaches to education, health and welfare and the ways inequalities between the minority and majority world impact on children. The role of research on and with children in informing these debates is fully explored. Most importantly the reader is challenged to reflect on how global perspectives can be used to support an understanding of inclusion and diversity in their practice.

EBOOK Quality in Early Childhood Services An International Perspective

EBOOK  Quality in Early Childhood Services   An International Perspective Book
Author : Helen Penn
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release : 2011-01-16
ISBN : 0335240240
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines how quality and good practice in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is interpreted and implemented in a variety of settings and circumstances. Drawing on her experience of research and policy making in a wide variety of countries, the author considers the variety of rationales that inform services for early childhood education and care. Services are organized, financed and delivered in many different ways across the world. The policies that have been adopted by governments, and the resources which are made available for implementing them, have shaped practice. On the one hand there are complex ideas about what children should be learning and how they should be learning. These ideas about curriculum and the training of teachers and carers may differ radically between countries. On the other hand policies have been prompted by the need to reconcile family and work obligations and to provide childcare to support working mothers, irrespective of educational concerns. The notions of economic competition and parental choice have led to the growth of private for-profit childcare services which promote a particular view of quality and achievement. Above all, growing inequality within countries, and between rich and poor countries, have undermined attempts to provide good quality services. In an unfair world, the impact of any services is likely to be distorted. The book charts the many different approaches to understanding and measuring quality and gives an exceptionally well-informed overview.

The Social Economy of Single Motherhood

The Social Economy of Single Motherhood Book
Author : Margaret Nelson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-03
ISBN : 1317793730
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Margaret Nelson investigates the lives of single, working-class mothers in this compelling and timely book. Through personal interviews, she uncovers the different challenges that mothers and their children face in small town America--a place greatly changed over the past fifty years as factory work has dried up and national chains like Walmart have moved in.

Social Stratification

Social Stratification Book
Author : David B. Grusky
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-05-04
ISBN : 042996319X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book covers the research on economic inequality, including the social construction of racial categories, the uneven and stalled gender revolution, and the role of new educational forms and institutions in generating both equality and inequality.

The Urban Ethnography Reader

The Urban Ethnography Reader Book
Author : Mitchell Duneier,Philip Kasinitz,Alexandra Murphy
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-01-16
ISBN : 0199325901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urban ethnography is the firsthand study of city life by investigators who immerse themselves in the worlds of the people about whom they write. Since its inception in the early twentieth century, this great tradition has helped define how we think about cities and city dwellers. The past few decades have seen an extraordinary revival in the field, as scholars and the public at large grapple with the increasingly complex and pressing issues that affect the ever-changing American city-from poverty to the immigrant experience, the changing nature of social bonds to mass incarceration, hyper-segregation to gentrification. As both a method of research and a form of literature, urban ethnography has seen a notable and important resurgence. This renewed interest demands a clear and comprehensive understanding of the history and development of the field to which this volume contributes by presenting a selection of past and present contributions to American urban ethnographic writing. Beginning with an original introduction highlighting the origins, practices, and significance of the field, editors Mitchell Duneier, Philip Kasinitz, and Alexandra Murphy guide the reader through the major and fascinating topics on which it has focused -- from the community, public spaces, family, education, work, and recreation, to social policy, and the relationship between ethnographers and their subjects. An indispensable guide, The Urban Ethnography Reader provides an overview of how the discipline has grown and developed while offering students and scholars a selection of some of the finest social scientific writing on the life of the modern city.

Scholarly Resources for Children and Childhood Studies

Scholarly Resources for Children and Childhood Studies Book
Author : Vibiana Bowman
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2007-02-08
ISBN : 1461701856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing together contributions from some of the leading scholars in the interdisciplinary field of children and childhood studies (CCS), this guided approach to literature searching in CCS provides background information about interdisciplinary study in general, and CCS in particular, as well as an outline of basic research practices.

Children and Childhood Practices and Perspectives

Children and Childhood  Practices and Perspectives Book
Author : Chandni Basu,Vicky Anderson-Patton
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2019-01-04
ISBN : 1848881797
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A diverse theoretical and practical collection of deliberations on children and childhood, written by scholars from all parts of the world.

The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies

The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies Book
Author : J. Qvortrup,W. Corsaro,M. Honig
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-30
ISBN : 0230274684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A landmark publication in the field, this state of the art reference work, with contributions from leading thinkers across a range of disciplines, is an essential guide to the study of children and childhood, and sets out future research agendas for the subject.

Young People s Play Wellbeing and Learning

Young People s Play  Wellbeing and Learning Book
Author : Dimitra Hartas
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-11-21
ISBN : 3030600017
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the shifting geographies and contexts of children's play and learning. The author examines both free and guided play through the lenses of class, gender and disability, drawing links between face-to-face and online interactions. As young people increasingly spend time in virtual environments it is important to adjust understandings of how, and when, they engage with learning. The book examines play as a continuum of activities and peer interactions, interrogating what it takes to bridge the gap between academic and wellbeing goals for children with disabilities and disadvantage, as well as those at the intersection with other markers of difference (e.g. gender and race). It will be of interest and value to scholars of play and education, as well as those working with disabled or disadvantaged children.