Black Families at the Crossroads: Challenges and Prospects

Black Families at the Crossroads: Challenges and Prospects

by Robert Staples, Leanor Boulin Johnson, Leanor Boulin Johnson
     
 

Addresses the diverse and complex issues surrounding the black family in America. Offers a comprehensive examination of the black family unit as it has evolved in contemporary society—looking at how economics, racism, culture, and politics have affected the dynamics of family relations. Examines all dimensions of family life, going beyond statistics to

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Addresses the diverse and complex issues surrounding the black family in America. Offers a comprehensive examination of the black family unit as it has evolved in contemporary society—looking at how economics, racism, culture, and politics have affected the dynamics of family relations. Examines all dimensions of family life, going beyond statistics to explain the reasons behind dating and sexual norms, patterns of marital interaction, the prevalence of the female-headed household, and characteristics of family life among the aged.

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A comprehensive examination of the Black family unit as it has evolved from preslavery to contemporary society, with discussion of such issues as work and money, patterns of sexual intimacy, singlehood and partner selection, gender roles, marital patterns, parenting, kinship and community support, and social change and prospects for the future. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555424862
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Series:
Jossey-Bass Social and Behavioral Science Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.78(d)

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