Annette Baier

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  • The Philosophy of Trust Essay

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    another, and it is probable that our trust is taken advantage of and lead to betrayal. Why this is the cause and what action should be taken to minimise betrayal has been explored by many philosophers such as Plato, Thomas Hobbes and David Hume. Annette Baier (1929-), defined that “Trusting can be betrayed, or at

  • Analysis Of Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell

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    his tutor. This difference in childhood's’ is the deciding factor for one to become successful and the other to be considered a nobody, as Gladwell writes about his analysis of Chris’ life, he pulls research from a social experiment conducted by Annette Lareau. As a sociologist, she decided to research how the parenting styles in twelve different families of varying social classes could affect the children they raised. During the tests, she notes, “The heavily scheduled middle-class child is exposed

  • Unequal Childhood In Lareaus Article Analysis

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    Children need preschool to give them a head start in education as education is one of the predominate factors in the reproduction of inequality according to authors Lareau and Reardon In Lareaus article (use first readings forward in the lareau article she dis discusses how less educated parents don’t have time to spend instilling concerted capital into their children lives, which equates to their inability to be vested in their child’s early cognitive skills. Larueu states concerted cultivation

  • Socioeconomic Status

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    It has come to my attention that the socioeconomic status of a person plays a major role in their future, education, and success. Your socioeconomic status should not determine or even play a role in your success nor education. It should not matter what financial background you came from nor who your parents are to dictate your future. Everyone should be given an equal opportunity when it comes to advancing their life and future. In Henig’s most recent article, “What is it about 20 Somethings?”,

  • Personal Analysis Of The Middle Class And Middle-Class Social Classes

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    I believe that all three of the friends that I interviewed belong to either the middle-class or upper-middle-class social groups. My friends Ben and James are very similar to me in terms of their development and the type of individuals that they grew out to be today, meanwhile, my friend Jack differs slightly. Ben and James, although they failed to move around as much as I did during their childhoods, participated in organized activities similar to mine. Team sports were an integral part of our lives

  • Hyper Femininity In The Media Essay

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    Thesis: Why did standards of beauty for the female body begin reflecting the narrow, Eurocentric image that is prevalent in both Western and Eastern cultures today? Source 1: Cvajner, Martina. “Hyper-Femininity as Decency: Beauty, Womanhood and Respect in Emigration.” Ethnography, vol. 12, no. 3, 2011, pp. 356–374. In this research account, the author relates her experience with a certain group of outcasted USSR immigrant, working class women in a conservative

  • Carolyn Burnham in American Beauty Essay

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    ordinary, financially well-to-do family is followed through the point of view of the father (Kevin Spacey). He narrates his life and lets the audience in on all of his quirks, flaws and limitations, as well as those of his wife Carolyn (Annette Bening) and his daughter (Thora Birch). The film exemplifies the idea of achieving the 'American Dream' - not necessarily to reach your ultimate goal in life but to portray the image of reaching that goal. In addition, the film won

  • Annette Lareau on Unequal Childhoods Essay

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    on their children’s futures, making plans often involves two to four weeks advance notice. However, 200 million working-class and poverty level families accommodate those last minute plans with ease. Parenting styles in American families is what Annette Lareau addresses in Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. Lareau identifies middle-class families as concerted cultivators, mothers and fathers that dominate their children’s lives with established, controlled and organized activities

  • Unequal Childhoods And The Educational System Of The United States Essay

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    The book Unequal Childhoods explains a study conducted to prove the significance of social class. Annette Lareau presents the study highlighting two primary ways of parenting that ultimately affect how successful the child becomes as they transition into adulthood. These styles of parenting include Concerted Cultivation which is where parents put through kids through structured activities, and Accomplishment of Natural Growth which is emphasized through freedom and directives. While both styles of

  • Film, Sitcom, Thriller, Or A Moral Fable?

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    Just about every exchange between two women segues in and out from mentioning a man, talking about a man, or is in the presence of a mentioned man. Of course, there a few conversations which allow the movie to pass. For instance, Carolyn Burnham (Annette Bening) slapping her daughter Jane (Thora Birch) after Jane witnesses a fight between her parents at the dinner table and proceeds to tell Carolyn that she “doesn’t feel like having a Kodak moment.” when Carolyn starts crying. Another passing conversation