Playing to Win

Playing to Win

Raising Children in A Competitive Culture

Book - 2013
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Follows the path of elementary school-age children involved in competitive dance, youth travel soccer, and scholastic chess. Why do American children participate in so many adult-run activities outside of the home, especially when family time is so scarce? By analyzing the roots of these competitive afterschool activities and their contemporary effects, Playing to Win contextualizes elementary school-age children's activities, and suggests they have become proving grounds for success in the tournament of life-especially when it comes to coveted admission to elite universities, and beyond. In offering a behind-the-scenes look at how "Tiger Moms" evolve, Playing to Win introduces concepts like competitive kid capital, the carving up of honor, and pink warrior girls.
Publisher: Berkeley :, University of California Press,, [2013]
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9780520276765
0520276760
Branch Call Number: 155.412 F914p
Characteristics: xvi, 288 pages: 24 cm

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