The Resource Playing to Win : Raising Children in a Competitive Culture, Hilary Levey Friedman, (electronic resource)

Playing to Win : Raising Children in a Competitive Culture, Hilary Levey Friedman, (electronic resource)

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
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • 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
Cataloging source
MdBmJHUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friedman, Hilary Levey
Dewey number
306.874
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Language note
English
LC call number
BF723.C6
LC item number
F75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • Child development
  • Parenting
  • Sports for children
  • After-school programs
  • Student activities
  • Competition (Psychology) in children
Label
Playing to Win : Raising Children in a Competitive Culture, Hilary Levey Friedman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface: Enter to Grow in Wisdom; Introduction: Play to Win; 1 Outside Class: A History of American Children's Competitive Activities; 2 More than Playing Around: Studying Competitive Childhoods; 3 Cultivating Competitive Kid Capital: Generalist and Specialist Parents Speak; 4 Pink Girls and Ball Guys? Gender and Competitive Children's Activities; 5 Carving Up Honor: Organizing and Profiting from the Creation of Competitive Kid Capital; 6 Trophies, Triumphs, and Tears: Competitive Kids in Action; Conclusion: The Road Ahead for My Competitive Kids
  • Appendix: Questioning Kids: Experiences from Fieldwork and InterviewsNotes; Works Cited; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520956698
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001102644
  • (EBL)1318189
  • (OCoLC)853364652
  • (SSID)ssj0000918522
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12439056
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000918522
  • (PQKBWorkID)10906885
  • (PQKB)11541266
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0001054014
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1318189
  • (OCoLC)966756828
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse52264
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001102644
Label
Playing to Win : Raising Children in a Competitive Culture, Hilary Levey Friedman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface: Enter to Grow in Wisdom; Introduction: Play to Win; 1 Outside Class: A History of American Children's Competitive Activities; 2 More than Playing Around: Studying Competitive Childhoods; 3 Cultivating Competitive Kid Capital: Generalist and Specialist Parents Speak; 4 Pink Girls and Ball Guys? Gender and Competitive Children's Activities; 5 Carving Up Honor: Organizing and Profiting from the Creation of Competitive Kid Capital; 6 Trophies, Triumphs, and Tears: Competitive Kids in Action; Conclusion: The Road Ahead for My Competitive Kids
  • Appendix: Questioning Kids: Experiences from Fieldwork and InterviewsNotes; Works Cited; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520956698
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001102644
  • (EBL)1318189
  • (OCoLC)853364652
  • (SSID)ssj0000918522
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12439056
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000918522
  • (PQKBWorkID)10906885
  • (PQKB)11541266
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0001054014
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1318189
  • (OCoLC)966756828
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse52264
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001102644

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