African American Children
Socialization and Development in Families
- Shirley A. Hill - University of Kansas, USA
Understanding Families series
Black Studies | Multicultural/Ethnic Issues | Sociology of the Family
In the context of growing diversity, ShirleyA Hill examines the work parents do in raising their children. Based on interviews and survey data, African American Children includes Blacks of various social classes as well as a comparative sample of whites. It covers major areas of child socialization - for example: teaching values, discipline strategies, gender socialization, racial socialization, extended families - showing how both race and class make a difference, and emphasizing patterns that challenge exisiting research that views Black families as a monolithic group.