Unequal Childhoods

Class, Race, and Family Life

Author: Annette Lareau

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520930476

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

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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

Class, Race, and Family Life, Second Edition with an Update a Decade Later

Author: Annette Lareau

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520271424

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

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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.

Keine Zeit

Wenn die Firma zum Zuhause wird und zu Hause nur Arbeit wartet

Author: Arlie Hochschild

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: 9783531144689

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Diese bahnbrechende Studie aus den USA untersucht die Situation berufstätiger Eltern zwischen den Anforderungen einer globalisierten Arbeitswelt und denen des Familienlebens. Es bleibt buchstäblich ,Keine Zeit'. Warum das so ist, zeigt dieses Buch, ein mitreißender und sehr gut lesbarer Bericht über die Praxis eines Unternehmens im Mittleren Westen der USA, geschrieben von der bekannten amerikanischen Soziologin Arlie Russell Hochschild. Mit ihrer Sensibilität, ihrem scharfen Blick und ihrer Gabe für spannende Porträts gibt Hochschild einen Einblick in das Alltagsleben der Arbeitnehmer bei Amerco von den untersten Rängen bis in die Chefetagen und kommt zu einem faszinierenden Schluss: Der Arbeitsplatz ist - für Männer wie Frauen - zum Zuhause geworden und die Familie ist für viele Eltern ein stressiger Arbeitsplatz.

Basics Entwurfselement Pflanze

Author: Regine Ellen Wöhrle,Hans-Jörg Wöhrle

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035612684

Category: Architecture

Page: 91

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Die Pflanze ist anders als Mauerwerk oder Beton ein lebender Baustoff, der sich im Laufe der Jahreszeiten und Jahre verändert. Die unterschiedliche Erscheinung und das Wachstum sind Faktoren, die bei Entwurf und Planung berücksichtigt werden müssen. Darüber hinaus können mit Pflanzen verschiedene Gestaltungsebenen geschaffen werden. Sie dienen der Verkleidung (Fassadenbegrünung, Bodenbelag, Rasen) und der Raumbildung in unterschiedlichen Höhen (Hecke, Strauch, Baum etc.). Themen: Grundlagen der Pflanzenverwendung Pflanzentypologien Raumwirkung und Funktion Ortsbezug Gestaltungsprinzipien Pflanzplan und Darstellung Ausführung

ITIL Foundation Handbook

[German Translation of ITIL Foundation Handbook - Pack Of 10]

Author: itSMF Foundation,Claire Agutter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780113314706

Category:

Page: 364

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Now updated in line with the 2011 syllabus, this quick-reference revision guide has been designed to help students prepare for their foundation exam. It is also a key reference aid for managers, practitioners, vendors and consultants in the workplace and while travelling. This handbook provides an introduction to the ITIL service lifecycle model and an overview of the ITIL qualification structure. It contains a chapter on each of the components of the lifecycle: service strategy, service design, service transition, service operation and continual service improvement.

Inequality in the 21st Century

A Reader

Author: David Grusky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429979452

Category: Social Science

Page: 506

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Why are so many types of inequality suddenly increasing? Should we be worried that we're moving into a "second gilded age" with unprecedented levels of income inequality? In this new collection, David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill present readings that lay bare the main changes in play, what's driving these changes, and what might be done to reverse them. This reader delivers the latest and most influential contributions on economic inequality, social mobility, educational inequality, racial and ethnic relations, and gender inequality. Readers will encounter pieces from top scholars in a variety of fields, including Emmanuel Saez (Economist, UC Berkeley), Kathryn Edin (Sociologist, Johns Hopkins), Raj Chetty (Economist, Harvard), Florencia Torche (Sociologist, NYU), and Lucien Bebchuk (Law, Harvard). The readings spanning these fields are expertly excerpted to get readers quickly and immediately to the heart of the scholarship. In each area, Grusky and Hill also provide a concise introduction to the key questions, allowing readers to quickly understand the main forces at work, the debates still in play, and what's still unknown. The resulting collection is pitch-perfect introduction for undergraduates or anyone interested in learning why we're entering a new era of inequality and what can be done to change the tide.

Meine geliebte Welt

Author: Sonia Sotomayor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406659489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 349

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Aufgewachsen in der Bronx, Puertoricanerin, die Kindheit prekär, der Vater Alkoholiker, die Mutter überfordert – Sonia Sotomayor war es nicht gerade in die Wiege gelegt, eines Tages Richterin am höchsten Gericht der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zu werden. Mit einem großen Herzen und viel Humor erzählt diese Ausnahmefrau von ihrem Weg, aber nicht um sich dabei auf die Schulter zu klopfen, sondern um anderen Menschen mit ihrer eigenen Geschichte Mut zu machen. Ein hinreißendes, ansteckendes Buch über das Trotzdem und über die – wirklich wichtigen – Dinge des Lebens. „’Nach der Lektüre werden mich die Leser nach menschlichen Kriterien beurteilen’, schreibt Sonia Sotomayor. Wir, die wir in diesem Fall die Jury sind, finden sie einfach unwiderstehlich.“ Washingtonian „Überwältigende und stark geschriebene Memoiren zum Thema Identität und Persönlichkeitsfindung ... Offenherzig, scharf beobachtet und vor allem tief empfunden.“ The New York Times „Eine Frau, die weiß, wo sie herkommt und die die Kraft hat, uns dorthin mitzunehmen.“ The New York Times Book Review

Cash

Roman

Author: Richard Price

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026629

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Die literarische Sensation Drei Männer werden nachts in der Lower East Side von zwei dunkelhäutigen Jugendlichen überfallen. Einer der drei wird erschossen, die Täter fliehen. Der Hauptzeuge, Eric, verstrickt sich bei der Polizei immer tiefer in Widersprüche. Detective Matty Clark kommen jedoch bald Zweifel an seiner Schuld. Richard Price lässt in seinem hymnisch gefeierten Bestseller die Fassade des strahlenden, ›neuen‹ New Yorks bröckeln und zeigt die dahinter liegenden Risse, die unter dem Glamour verborgene Macht und Gewalt. »Cash« ist ein Röntgenblick auf die Lower East Side, ein großer Roman von einem meisterhaften Gegenwartschronisten.

Prozesse sozialer Ungleichheit

Bildung im Diskurs

Author: Susanne Siebholz,Edina Schneider,Susann Busse,Sabine Sandring,Anne Schippling

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531189883

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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In welcher Weise und bedingt durch welche Faktoren ergeben sich Zusammenhänge und Verbindungen zwischen Bildung und der (Re-)Produktion sozialer Ungleichheit? In vier thematischen Blöcken werden in diesem Band jüngste empirische Forschungsergebnisse vorgestellt und praktische Konsequenzen diskutiert. Schwerpunktmäßig werden Prozesse, Bildungsorte und Diskurse in den Blick genommen und Übergänge im Bildungssystem, unterschiedliche Bildungsinstitutionen sowie Aspekte von Migration thematisiert. Auch theoretische Debatten etwa um das Konzept der Intersektionalität werden aufgenommen. Insgesamt entsteht eine multiperspektivistische Sicht auf die Problematik von Bildung und sozialer Ungleichheit.

The Way Class Works

Readings on School, Family, and the Economy

Author: Lois Weis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135909172

Category: Education

Page: 408

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Since the 1980s, the relationship between social class and education has been overshadowed by scholarship more generally targeting issues of race, gender, and representation. Today, with the global economy deeply immersed in social inequalities, there is pressing need for serious class-based analyses of schooling, family life and social structure. The Way Class Works is a collection of twenty-four groundbreaking essays on the material conditions of social class and the ways in which class is produced "on the ground" in educational institutions and families. Written by the most visible and important scholars in education and the social sciences, these timely essays explore the production of class in and through the economy, family, and school, while simultaneously interrogating and challenging our understandings of social class as linked to race, gender, and nation. With essays by distinguished scholars and questions for further reflection and discussion, The Way Class Works will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars in education, sociology, and beyond.

Die Mutter des Erfolgs

Wie ich meinen Kindern das Siegen beibrachte

Author: Amy Chua

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3312004772

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Amy Chua ist Juraprofessorin in Yale und zweifache Mutter. Ihre Kinder will sie zum Erfolg erziehen - mit allen Mitteln. Und gemäß den Regeln ihrer Wurzeln in China ist Erfolg nur mit härtester Arbeit zu erreichen. Sie beschließt, dass ihre Töchter als Musikerinnen Karriere machen sollen. Nun wird deren Kindheit zur Tortur. Wo eine Eins minus als schlechte Note gilt, muss Lernen anders vermittelt werden als in unserer westlichen Pädagogik. In ihrem Erlebnisbericht erzählt die Autorin fesselnd, witzig und mit kluger Offenheit von einem gnadenlosen Kampf, der ihr und ihren Töchtern alles abverlangte: ein packendes und hochkomisches Buch über Familie und Erziehung, über Leistungsdruck und über den Willen, unbedingt zu siegen.

Reading Poverty in America

Author: Patrick Shannon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317935780

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 142

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In this book Shannon’s major premise remains the same as his 1998 Reading Poverty: Poverty has everything to do with American public schooling–how it is theorized, how it is organized, and how it runs. Competing ideological representations of poverty underlie school assumptions about intelligence, character, textbook content, lesson formats, national standards, standardized achievement tests, and business/school partnerships and frame our considerations of each. In this new edition, Shannon provides an update of the ideological struggles to name and respond to poverty through the design, content, and pedagogy of reading education, showing how, through their representations and framing, advocates of liberal, conservative, and neoliberal interpretations attempt the ideological practice of teaching the public who they are, what they should know, and what they should value about equality, civic society, and reading. For those who decline these offers, Shannon presents radical democratic interpretations of the relationship between poverty and reading education that position the poor, the public, students, and teachers as agents in redistribution of economic, cultural, and political capital in the United States.

Generation Unbound

Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage

Author: Isabel V. Sawhill

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815725590

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage. In Generation Unbound, Isabel V. Sawhill offers a third approach: change "drifters" into "planners." In a well-written and accessible survey of the impact of family structure on child well-being, Sawhill contrasts "planners," who are delaying parenthood until after they marry, with "drifters," who are having unplanned children early and outside of marriage. These two distinct patterns are contributing to an emerging class divide and threatening social mobility in the United States. Sawhill draws on insights from the new field of behavioral economics, showing that it is possible, by changing the default, to move from a culture that accepts a high number of unplanned pregnancies to a culture in which adults only have children when they are ready to be a parent.

The Maid's Daughter

Living Inside and Outside the American Dream

Author: Mary Romero

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814769365

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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2012 Americo Paredes Book Award Winner for Non-Fiction presented by the Center for Mexican American Studies at South Texas College Selected as a 2012 Outstanding Title by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries This is Olivia’s story. Born in Los Angeles, she is taken to Mexico to live with her extended family until the age of three. Olivia then returns to L.A. to live with her mother, Carmen, the live-in maid to a wealthy family. Mother and daughter sleep in the maid’s room, just off the kitchen. Olivia is raised alongside the other children of the family. She goes to school with them, eats meals with them, and is taken shopping for clothes with them. She is like a member of the family. Except she is not. Based on over twenty years of research, noted scholar Mary Romero brings Olivia’s remarkable story to life. We watch as she grows up among the children of privilege, struggles through adolescence, declares her independence and eventually goes off to college and becomes a successful professional. Much of this extraordinary story is told in Olivia’s voice and we hear of both her triumphs and setbacks. We come to understand the painful realization of wanting to claim a Mexican heritage that is in many ways not her own and of her constant struggle to come to terms with the great contradictions in her life. In The Maid’s Daughter, Mary Romero explores this complex story about belonging, identity, and resistance, illustrating Olivia’s challenge to establish her sense of identity, and the patterns of inclusion and exclusion in her life. Romero points to the hidden costs of paid domestic labor that are transferred to the families of private household workers and nannies, and shows how everyday routines are important in maintaining and assuring that various forms of privilege are passed on from one generation to another. Through Olivia’s story, Romero shows how mythologies of meritocracy, the land of opportunity, and the American dream remain firmly in place while simultaneously erasing injustices and the struggles of the working poor. A happy ending for the maid's daughter: Hector Tobar's profile of Olivia for the LA Times

Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna,Agnes Riedmann,Susan D Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305176898

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a theme especially relevant to today's dynamic global environment: making choices in a diverse society. The authors use an engaging narrative to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms. The balanced presentation discusses a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g., family ecology, structure-functional, interaction-constructionist, family systems, biosocial), emphasizing both social structure and the importance of individual agency, choice, and decision-making. Students are encouraged to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as they make informed choices in their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.