Race, Class, and Religious Differences in the Social Networks of Children and Their Parents
Youth & Society, 08/09/2012
Hunter AG et al. – Race, class, and faith were critical vantage points from which parents thought about social difference and managed closure relationships. Mothers’ involvement in diverse networks reflected articulated ideologies, socialization goals, and active engagement of strategies to build relationships between parents and children. However, de facto social barriers and ideologies about the invisibility of social differences created barriers to building intergenerational closure across social differences as did mothers’ perceptions of these relationships as threats to aspired to or salient identities and values.