I found the focus of the book to be perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the reading; Professor Lareau, instead of centering her research on the economic advantages of middle and upper class children, she concentrates on the impacts these class differences had on the overall development of the child as a result of diverging parenting strategies from parents in each socio-economic group. In other words, she notes that the disadvantages lower income children experience were more than just an economic; instead, these socio-economic differences truly manifested themselves in different ways of parenting. It was these differences in parenting, (a result of their socioeconomic class), that impacted the outcome of the children. Middle class parents practiced a method of parenting coined cultured cultivation, while lower income parents practiced a method on the basis of the accomplishment of natural growth. Middle class parents for example, instilled a broader cultural repertoire in their children.
In “Family Structure: The Growing Importance of Class” from the Washington Monthly, Senior Fellow in Economic studies Isabel V. Sawhill makes a comparison and contrast between blacks and whites from the 1960s to today, describing how both white and black families have changed over time through the factors such as gender roles, single-parent families, race, and class. In the beginning of Sawhill’s essay, she shows the similarities between what happened to black Americans in the early 1960s and what is happening now to the white Americans and how it is not just race that affects family structure, but class as well. She then proceeds to explain how a job and education can affect a marriage. Jobs require higher level of education, which leave
Tracing a parallel with Marx, Bourdieu (1984/2010: 102) affirms that the volume and composition of capital gives form and value to the determination of the other properties on practice. Families, thus, diverge in their adopted practices to maintain or increase their set of assets and position on the class structure. On this sense and complementing the Marxist contribution, the social trajectory of an individual’s capital accumulation also represents an important stratification factor, as a person might not follow his class-expected path according to his/her relation to the social world. Nonetheless, Bourdieu agrees on Marx’s position on how rigid stratification is, although taking a broader interpretation by assuming that “major moves between
Social class influences the experience of growing up. Middle-class and working-class parents hold different values and expectations for their children. In working class families children tend to spend their time at home or with extended family. They are more likely to grow up in neighborhoods that are less safe for children. Parents have to worry about them getting involved in gangs, getting into fights, or getting into trouble with the law. ”
It doesn 't matter social class system you fit in to, it affects your lifestyle and how you live. One of the main concerns regarding social class is education. According the article author Sarah Garland makes a point that now middle class and lower class kids are both falling behind in school. I come from a lower class family and when I was younger we were in the upper class but my dad left. So my mom was left to care for me and my sibling by herself.
The way we view each other in terms of finance, education, and family aspects depends on a person’s social class. Students from lower backgrounds usually experience difficulty in the educational system. The educational standards of their family’s life differ from those in the higher classes because teachers teach according to the student. Meaning, not only does having a particular social class already separate you in terms of the educational system, but it also determines how and what you learn. From personal experience I’ve learned how to see from the perspective of a student who is of a lower social class than majority of his peers and teachers.
Jean Anyon and Robin Mark 's articles share and talk about the same points, which are relates to social class (socioeconomic status) in higher education. ' 'The Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work ' ' by Anyon , claimed that schools in wealthy communities are better than schools in poor communities. She observed five elementary schools over the course of a year, in different economic environments which teach students in different ways in each of these schools depending on their the social status. According to Jean, there are four different rating of schools like, working-class schools, middle-class schools, affluent professional schools, and executive elite schools. (Jean , 170)
Analysis on the Outsiders and "Turning 14 in Cincinnati" by Sten Lu One of the most significant claim that we (my group) have discussed yesterday in class is "Life is easier for the upper class". I heavily disagree with this claim as others may do too. One moment that proved this clearly was when Ponyboy was talking to Cherry. The upper-class people may suffer though different problems as lower class people do.
How does one earn the title “The most infamous emperor of Rome”(Staff)? It could have been the senseless massacre of Christians, after the fire of Rome(Eyewitness), or what about the killing of his mother and wife (Anna)? No matter how he attained the title, Nero was not a successful ruler and is scorned throughout time. this paper considers the negative influence of his childhood, the way in which his mental health affected his decisions, and his legacy. Nero’s childhood was rough, at a young age, his mother was exiled and his father died.
Growing Up Different Two kids are screaming in the bathtub while three others running around fighting over some toy, bed time is in thirty minutes and everyone is nowhere near close. Ten there is me, 13 year old kid managing five siblings because my parents got a divorce. Wow. huh?