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Black Families

Black Families

Fourth Edition
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September 2006 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Following the success of its best-selling predecessors, the Fourth Edition of Harriette Pipes McAdoo'sáBlack Families retains several now classic contributions while including updated versions of earlieráchapters and manyáentirely new chapters.á The goal through each revision of this core text has been to compile a book that focuses on positive dimensions of African American families.ááá The book remains the most complete assessment of black families available in both depth and breadth of coverage.á Cross-disciplinary in nature, the book boasts contributions from such fields as family studies, anthropology, education, psychology, social work, and public policy. Directions for future research are suggested at the end of each chapter, and references guide readers to more in-depth discussion of specific topics. Chapters areágrouped into six parts covering history, theoretical conceptions, religion, child socialization, gender relations, and public policy.ááá New to This Edition:á A new chapter 2 by the creator of the annual celebration of Kwanza, Maulana Karenga and Tiamoyo Karenga A new chapter 16 by noted historian of Black women, Darlene Clark-Hines Two new chapters on religious dimensions by Harriette Pipes McAdoo (chapter 7) and by Pamela Martin (chapter 9) A new chapter 10 covering the topic of death is discussed by Latrese Adkins, with emphasis on the role that funerals play with Black communities A new chapter 17 on breast cancer prevention for women by Karen Williams adds to the coverage of gender relations The latest demographic information on Black familiesáin a new chapter 11 written by Harriette Pipes McAdooá Jonathan Livingston updates John McAdooÆs work on the socialization of men within families in a revised chapter 15 Robert Hill updates his earlier chapter on social welfare policies in a revised chapter 23 that examines the aftermath and impact of welfare reform enacted during the Clinton administrationááBlack Families, Fourth Edition will interest students, scholars, and practitioners in African American Families, Black Families, and related courses in fields of African American and ethnic studies, human development and family studies, sociology, social work, and education.
Part I: Historical Conceptualizations of Black Families
John Hope Franklin
1. African American Families: A Historical Note
Maulana Karenga and Tiamoyo Karenga
2. The Nguzo Saba and the Black Family: Principles and Practices of Well-Being and Flourishing
Niara Sudarkasa
3. Interpreting the African Heritage in African American Family Organization
Part II. Theoretical Conceptualizations of African American Families
Jualynne Elizabeth Dodson
4. Conceptualizations and Research of African American Family Life in the U.S.: Some Thoughts
Wade W. Nobles
5. African American Family Life: An Instrument of Culture
John U. Ogbu
6. African American Education: A Cultural-Ecological Perspective
Part III. Spirituality and Religion in Black Families
Harriette Pipes McAdoo
7. Religion in African American Families
William Harrison Pipes
8. Old-Time Religion: Benches Can’t Say “Amen”
Pamela P. Martin and Harriette Pipes McAdoo
9. Sources of Racial Socialization: Theological Orientation of African American Churches and Parents
LaTrese Evette Adkins
10. Death in the Family: Historical Description and Funerary Display in African American Families
Part IV. Family Patterns
Harriette Pipes McAdoo
11. African American Demographic Images
Niara Sudarkasa
12. African American Female-Headed Households: Some Neglected Dimensions
Wilhelmina Manns
13. The Significant Other: Type and Mode of Influence in the Lives of Black Families
Part V. Socialization Within African American Families
Marie Ferguson Peters
14. Parenting of Young Children in Black Families: A Historical Note
Jonathan N. Livingston and John L. McAdoo
15. The Roles of African American Fathers in the Socialization of Their Children
Darlene Clark Hine
16. Family First, Then the World: The “Know-It-All” Aunt and Her Three Nephews
Karen Patricia Williams
17. Kin Keepers: Breast Cancer Prevention for African American Women
Monica Mouton-Sanders
18. Family Therapy: A Help-Seeking Option Among Middle-Class African Americans
Part VI. African American Gender Relations
Robert Staples
19. An Overview of Race and Marital Status
Audrey B. Chapman
20. In Search of Love and Commitment: Dealing With the Challenging Odds of Finding Romance
Algea Othella Hale
21. Practices and Attitudes Toward Contraception in the Black Community
Part VII. Family Policies and Advocacy
Marian Wright Edelman
22. A Portrait of Inequality
Robert B. Hill
23. The Impact of Welfare Reform on Black Families

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