Playing To Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

By Friedman, Hilary Levey

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9780520276758 9780520276765 9780520956698
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Univ. of California


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Reviewed on October 1, 2013  |  Social Sciences

What is the allure of competitive extra-curricular activities for young children? Given the significant family investment of time and money, what are the net benefits for participants? For her first book, sociologist Friedman (Malcolm Wiener Ctr. for Social Policy; John F. Kennedy Sch. of Government, Harvard Univ.) performed an in-depth qualitative study of representative soccer teams, chess clubs, and dance studios; interviewed dozens of children, parents, and coaches; and observed competi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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