By A. Kusserow
What are challenging and gentle individualisms? during this special ethnography of 3 groups in ny and Queens, Kusserow interviews mom and dad and academics (from prosperous to these on welfare) at the forms of difficult and tender individualisms they inspire of their little ones and scholars. American Individualisms explores the real factor of sophistication modifications within the socialization of individualism in the US. It offers American individualism now not as one unmarried homogeneous, stereotypic life-pattern as usually claimed to be, yet as variable, class-differentiated versions of individualism instilled in teenagers by means of their mom and dad and preschool lecturers in ny and Queens. via delivering wealthy descriptions of the situational, class-based individualisms that take root in groups with significantly diverse visions of the longer term, Kusserow brings social inequality again into formerly bland and known discussions of yank individualism.
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It] requires initial familiarity with the dominant culture’’ (1977a:493–494). Hence, a child of Puerto Rican immigrants who is told at home not to talk back to adults, to be quiet, to speak only when spoken to, in a New York upper-middle-class preschool is written up in an evaluation (which his Spanish speaking mother cannot read) as anything ranging from ‘‘naturally’’ shy to sullen, rebellious, recalcitrant, stubborn, lacking in communication skills, or dull. ’’ Social hierarchies and the reproduction of these hierarchies are seen as natural hierarchies of intelligence, gifts, skills, personalities, or merits (1977a:496).
Parents felt preschools should not only socialize independence and self-reliance but teach children how to be members of a group. And yet, none of these works goes into great detail on the relationship between social class and individualism. Recreating the Dichotomy Within One of the challenges in deﬁning individualism within an individualistic society is to avoid the temptation to begin stereotyping again, recreating the East/West bipolar homogeneity, only on a smaller scale, within the United States.
Without reference to context’’ (1981:50). In lumping the cultural model of individualism together as a generic whole, we miss the different ways certain strands of it are taken up and stressed by Queens parents and not by Parkside parents, or the ways in which there are even different types of working-class individualism. We miss the ways in which it has uniquely tailored meanings and uses for Parkside and Queens parents—the various ways in which it becomes a form of explanation or solution to the central issues and meanings in the lives of these parents.
American Individualisms: Child Rearing and Social Class in Three Neighborhoods by A. Kusserow