By Hilary Levey Friedman

Playing to Win: elevating young children in a aggressive Culture follows the trail of undemanding school-age young ones keen on aggressive dance, early life trip football, and scholastic chess.

Why do American kids perform such a lot of adult-run actions outdoor of the house, particularly while relatives time is so scarce? via reading the roots of those aggressive afterschool actions and their modern results, Playing to Win contextualizes common school-age kid's actions, and indicates they've got develop into proving grounds for fulfillment within the match of life—especially in terms of coveted admission to elite universities, and beyond.

In delivering a behind-the-scenes examine how "Tiger mothers" evolve, Playing to Win introduces innovations like aggressive child capital, the carving up of honor, and red warrior women. excellent for these drawn to formative years and kinfolk, schooling, gender, and inequality, Playing to Win info the constructions shaping American kid's lives as they the right way to play to win.

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