Not an example of prolepsis, really, but perhaps prolepsis can play an explanatory role in how those class differences reproduce and persevere. Nice insight.
Perhaps we can find some of Lareau's work to discuss.
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From: Steve Gabosch <email@example.com>
> 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.
> - Steve
> 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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