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2023     Forthcoming: We Thought It Would Be Heaven: Refugees in an Unequal America. (Blair Sackett and Annette Lareau). Berkeley: University of California Press.

2021     Listening to People: A Practical Guide to Interviewing, Participant-Observation, Data Analysis, and Writing It All Up. (Annette Lareau). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2018     Ritual, Emotion, Violence: Studies on the Micro-Sociology of Randall Collins. (Edited by E. Weininger, A. Lareau, and O. Lizardo). New York: Routledge.

2014     Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools. (Edited by Annette Lareau and Kimberly Goyette.) New York: The Russell Sage Foundation.

2011     Unequal Childhoods: Race, Class, and Family Life. Second Edition. A Decade Later. Berkeley: University of California Press. [1st edition 2003]

   (Translated into Chinese, Korean, and Spanish. Reprinted (selections): American Families (Edited by S. Coontz, Routledge, 2008, 400-417).)

2009     Education Research On Trial: Policy Reform and the Call for Scientific Rigor. (Edited by P. Barnhouse Walters, A. Lareau, and S. Ranis). New York: Routledge

2008     Social Class: How Does it Work? (Edited by A. Lareau and D. Conley). New York: The Russell Sage Foundation.

2000     Home Advantage:  Social Class and Parental Intervention in Elementary Education, Second Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowan and Littlefield. [1st edition 1989]

1996     Journeys Through Ethnography: Realistic Accounts of Field Research. (Edited by A. Lareau and J. Shultz) Boulder: CO. Westview.

Selected Papers

Lareau, A. and A. Rao. 2022. Intensive Family Observations: A Methodological Guide. Sociological Methods & Research 51(4):1969-2022.

Ferguson, S. and A. Lareau. 2021. Hostile Ignorance, Class, and Same-Race Friendships: Perspectives of Working-Class College Students. Socius, 7.

Lareau, A., E. Weininger, and C. Warner-Griffin. 2021. Structural Constraints and the School Choice Strategies of Black American Middle-Class Parents. British Journal of Sociology of Education 42(4):490-505.

Harvey, P.F. and A. Lareau. 2020. Studying Children Using Ethnography: Heightened Challenges. Bulletin of Sociological Methodology 146(1):16-36.

Bader, M., A. Lareau, and S. Evans. 2019. Talk on the Playground: The Impact of the Neighborhood Context on School Choice. City and Community 18(2):483-508.

Curl, H., A. Lareau, and T. Wu. 2018. Cultural Conflict: The Implications of Changing Dispositions Among the Upwardly Mobile. Sociological Forum 33(4):877-899.

Lareau, A., E.B. Weininger, and A. Barrett Cox. 2018. Parental Challenges to Organizational Authority in an Elite School District: The Role of Cultural, Social, and Symbolic Capital. Teachers College Record 120(1):1-46.

Lareau, A., S.A. Evans, and A. Yee. 2016. The Rules of the Game and the Uncertain Transmission of Advantage: Middle-Class Parents’ Search for an Urban Kindergarten. Sociology of Education 89(4):279-299.

Weininger, E.B., A. Lareau, and D. Conley. 2015. What Money Doesn’t Buy: Class Resources and Children’s Participation in Organized Extracurricular Activities. Social Forces 94(2):479-503.

Lareau, A. 2015. Cultural Knowledge and Social Inequality. American Sociological Review 80(1):1-27.

Lareau, A. 2012. Using the Terms Hypothesis and Variable for Qualitative Work: A Critical Reflection. Journal of Marriage and Family 74(4):671-677.

Lareau, A. and V. Lopes Muñoz. 2012. ‘You’re Not Going to Call the Shots’: Structural Conflict Between the Principal and the PTO in a Suburban Public Elementary School. Sociology of Education, 85(3): 201-218.

Lareau, A. and A. Cox. 2011. Social Class and the Transition to Adulthood: Differences in Parents’ Interactions with Institutions. Pp. 134-164 in Marcia Carlson and Paula England (Ed.), Social Class and Changing Families in an Unequal America. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Lareau, A. 2009. Narrow Questions, Narrow Answers: The Limited Value of Randomized Controlled Trials for Education Research. Pp. 145-161 in Pamela Barnhouse Walters and Sheri Ranis (2009) Education Research On Trial: Policy Reform and The Call For Scientific Rigor. Milton Park, Oxon; New York, N.Y.: Routledge.

Weininger, E.B. and A. Lareau. 2009. An Ethnographic Extension of Kohn’s Findings on Conformity and Self-Direction in Childrearing. Journal of Marriage and Family 71(3):680-695.

Lareau, A., & E.B. Weininger. 2008. Time, Work, and Family Life: Reconceptualizing Gendered Time Patterns Through the Case of Children’s Organized Activities. Sociological Forum 23(3):419-454.

Horvat, E. M., E.B. Weininger, and A. Lareau. 2003. From Social Ties to Social Capital: Class Differences in the Relations Between Schools and Parent NetworksAmerican Educational Research Association 40(2):319-351.

Lareau, A. and E.B. Weininger. 2003. Cultural Capital in Educational Research: A Critical Assessment. Theory and Society 32(5/6):567-606.

Weininger, E.B. and A. Lareau. 2003. Translating Bourdieu into the American Context: The Question of Social Class and Family-School Relations. Poetics 31:375-402.

Lareau, A. 2002. Invisible Inequality: Social Class and Childrearing in Black Families and White Families. American Sociological Review 67(5):747-776.

Lareau, A. 2000. My Wife Can Tell Me Who I know: Methodological and Conceptual Problems in Studying Fathers. Qualitative Sociology 23(4):407-433.

Lareau, A. 1987. Social Class Differences in Family-School Relationships: The Importance of Cultural Capital. Sociology of Education 60(2):73-85.