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ERIC Number: EJ924928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Enriching Intimacy: The Role of the Emotional in the "Resourcing" of Middle-Class Children
Stefansen, Kari; Aarseth, Helene
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v32 n3 p389-405 2011
This paper analyses qualitative interviews conducted with Norwegian middle-class parents. It explores how a particular type of intimacy--an "enriching intimacy"--is produced as part of everyday parent-child interactions and considers the notion of the social self that spurs middle-class parents to seek this very type of intimacy with their child. By so doing it adds to the growing field of research on middle-class parents' child-rearing strategies and the role these strategies play in the "resourcing" of middle-class children. The relevance of the dimension of intimacy for studies on the parental effect on children's school achievement is discussed. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway