Playing to Win
Raising Children in A Competitive CultureBook - 2013
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.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 
Characteristics: xvi, 288 p.: 24 cm
Alternative Title: Raising children in a competitive culture