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The Resource Playing to win : raising children in a competitive culture, Hilary Levey Friedman

Playing to win : raising children in a competitive culture, Hilary Levey Friedman

Label
Playing to win : raising children in a competitive culture
Title
Playing to win
Title remainder
raising children in a competitive culture
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Levey Friedman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Many parents work more hours outside of the home and their lives are crowded with more obligations than ever before; many children spend their evenings and weekends trying out for all-star teams, traveling to regional and national tournaments, and eating dinner in the car while being shuttled between activities. In this vivid ethnography, based on almost 200 interviews with parents, children, coaches and teachers, Hilary Levey probes the increase in children's participation in activities outside of the home, structured and monitored by their parents, when family time is so scarce. As the parental "second shift" continues to grow, alongside it a second shift for children has emerged--especially among the middle- and upper-middle classes--which is suffused with competition rather than mere participation. What motivates these particular parents to get their children involved in competitive activities? Parents' primary concern is their children's access to high quality educational credentials--the biggest bottleneck standing in the way of, or facilitating entry into, membership in the upper-middle class. Competitive activities, like sports and the arts, are seen as the essential proving ground that will clear their children's paths to the Ivy League or other similar institutions by helping them to develop a competitive habitus. This belief, motivated both by reality and by perception, and shaped by gender and class, affects how parents envision their children's futures; it also shapes the structure of children's daily lives, what the children themselves think about their lives, and the competitive landscapes of the activities themselves"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friedman, Hilary Levey
Dewey number
306.874
Index
index present
LC call number
BF723.C6
LC item number
F75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Competition (Psychology) in children
  • Student activities
  • After-school programs
  • Sports for children
  • Parenting
  • Child development
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
Label
Playing to win : raising children in a competitive culture, Hilary Levey Friedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1447546
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 288 pages:
Isbn
9780520276765
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013021947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022670795
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1447546
  • (Sirsi) 1447546
  • (OCoLC)838792405
Label
Playing to win : raising children in a competitive culture, Hilary Levey Friedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1447546
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 288 pages:
Isbn
9780520276765
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013021947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022670795
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1447546
  • (Sirsi) 1447546
  • (OCoLC)838792405

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