Class, Race, and Family Life
By Annette Lareau
University of California Press, Paperback, 9780520239500, 343pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2003
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The first edition of "Unequal Childhoods" was an instant classic, portraying in riveting detail the unexpected ways in which social class influences parenting in white and African-American families. A decade later, Annette Lareau has revisited the same families and interviewed the original subjects to examine the impact of social class in the transition to adulthood.