Family and Socialization in an Upper-Class Community
The family of Crestwood Heights1 consists of father, mother, and two (rarely more) children. The children are healthy, physically well developed, attractively dressed, and poised as to outward behaviour. The mother, assured in manner, is as like an illustration from Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar as financial means and physical appearance will allow. The father, well tailored, more or less successful in radiating an impression of prosperity and power, rounds out the family group.
KeywordsChild Care Family Life Male Career Occupational Role Emotional Security
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