Annette Lareau discusses her book Unequal Childhoods. She explains that parenting strategies vary by social class and points out that it is unclear whether these differences affect the long-term outcomes of children.

· Long Interview

After watching the interview with Annette Lareau, answer the following discussion question, in detail.

Parents of different socioeconomic statuses socialize their children differently. For example, middle-class parents are more likely to stress independence and self-direction, whereas working-class parents prioritize obedience to external authority. Describe these differences and explain what Lareau concludes about how family socialization reproduces social inequality.

Post an initial 250 word response

1) Your responses MUST engage your colleague’s thoughts.

2) Stay focused on understanding the reading and discussing course concepts. USE YOUR SOCIOLOGY – SPECIFICALLY, CONSIDER THE MATERIAL IN CHAPTER 4.  You may integrate personal experience, as relevant, but only as part of other verifiable evidence that supports your discussion of the readings, first and foremost.

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