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1. In chapters 6 & 7, Lareau shows that the children in the families being studied were also taught to use language differently. Differences in linguistic interactions in the families have an impact on preparation for future interactions and negotiations with adults. Using examples from the lives of the students discussed in
chapters 6-7, discuss the differences between families that use the concerted cultivation style of parenting and those that use accomplishment of natural growth.
2. On page 235, Lareau says, Many Americans believe that this country is fundamentally open. They assume the society is best understood as a collection of individuals. They believe that people who demonstrate hard work, effort, and talent are likely to achieve upward mobility. Put differently, many Americans believe in the American
Dream. In this view, children should have roughly equal life chances. The extent to which life chances vary can be 2 of 2 traced to differences in aspirations, talent, and hard work on the part of individuals. This perspective rejects the notion that parents social location systematically shapes childrens life experiences and outcomes. Instead, outcomes are seen as resting more in the hands of individuals. After reading this book, do you agree or disagree with this perspective of the American dream? Why or why not?