Annette Lareau's intriguing observations, to pick
up on a reference bb made earlier today on
another topic, strikes me as an excellent example of prolepsis.
At 05:30 PM 3/10/2006 -0800, Mike wrote:
> This op ed piece was forwarded by a valued colleague who works tirelessly
> > to overcome the consquences of rascism and social inequality.
From March 9, 2006 NY Times Op-Ed page:
>*Both Sides of Inequality*
> > *By DAVID BROOKS*
> > For the past two decades, Annette Lareau has embedded herself in American
> > families. She and her researchers have sat on
> living room floors as families
> > went about their business, ridden in back
> seats as families drove hither and
> > yon.
> > Lareau's work is well known among sociologists, but neglected by the
> > popular media. And that's a shame because
> through her close observations and
> > careful writings — in books like "Unequal
> Childhoods" — Lareau has been able
> > to capture the texture of inequality in America. She's described how
> > radically child-rearing techniques in upper-middle-class homes differ from
> > those in working-class and poor homes, and
> what this means for the prospects
> > of the kids inside.
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