Read the posted Chapters 1-3 Download Chapters 1-3from Becoming by Michelle Obam

Read the posted Chapters 1-3 Download Chapters 1-3from Becoming by Michelle Obam

Read the posted Chapters 1-3 Download Chapters 1-3from Becoming by Michelle Obama.
Draft a 4-6 page essay that examines Michelle’s life story from a sociological perspective by answering the following: How was Michelle Obama shaped by gender socialization and racial socialization in her early years?
Make connections between the examples in Michelle Obama’s childhood and the assigned readings in this unit. Choose at least 4 of the 6 readings listed below to analyze examples from the memoir. How does Michelle’s childhood illustrate or diverge from the concepts and findings in the readings?
“Becoming a Gendered Body: Practices of Preschools” by Karin A. Martin
Gender Play: Girls and Boys in School by Barrie Thorne. 1, 3-6
“Using Racial and Ethnic Concepts: The Critical Case of Very Young Children,” by Debra Van Ausdale and Joe R. Feagin
White Kids by Margaret Hagerman, Introduction, Ch. 4
Mothering While Black by Dawn Dow, Introduction, Ch. 1, Conclusion
Unequal Childhoods by Annette Lareau
Formatting
Papers should be 4-6 pages, double spaced, normal margins, Times New Roman font. Files must be in either Microsoft Word or PDF. If the file cannot be opened, a late penalty will be applied. 
You do not need to include a reference list at the end of the essay if you only cite Becoming and the course lectures. Course readings should be referred to in text using the title and author’s name.  
You do not need to find outside sources for this essay, but if you do use information from sources other than Becoming or the course lectures, you must use ASA style for in-text citations and include these sources in a reference list at the end of the essay.  For more information about using ASA citation style, follow this link: ASA Citation StyleLinks to an external site..