Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America, Second Edition [NOOK Book]


This book offers a broader, more positive picture of African American fathers. Featuring case studies of African-descended fathers, this edited volume brings to life the achievements and challenges of being black fathers in America.
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Black Fathers: An Invisible Presence in America, Second Edition

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This book offers a broader, more positive picture of African American fathers. Featuring case studies of African-descended fathers, this edited volume brings to life the achievements and challenges of being black fathers in America.
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Editorial Reviews

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"There is a need for this text and many more like it that can shed a positive light on the role the Black father plays. ... [The book] is well organized by chapter and section and allows the reader to choose the topic that most interests them. The stories contained in the text are riveting and thought provoking. Some will make you laugh, while still others will make you cry. Anyone teaching the subject of Black families should read this book." - Eva M. Starner, Oakwood University, USA, in Network

"By and large, Black Fathers, much like the earlier edition, is a tremendous contribution to the literature on African American men. The book easily engages and challenges the reader to expand his or her understanding of this demographic group..." - Chammie Austin, St. Louis University, USA in PsycCRITIQUES

"An important contribution to the true image of black fathers in America... I enthusiastically endorse this book... It provides a broad integrated perspective that combines relevant theory and research... I am certain that it will be used in many college and university courses." - Robert L. Williams, Washington University, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136735356
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 302
  • File size: 454 KB

Meet the Author

Michael E. Connor is a Professor, in the PsyD Program at Alliant International University. He received his PhD from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. His research interests include the psychological well-being of African American males, maintaining and improving relationships with children, and exercise and sport psychology.

Joseph L. White is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine. In 1968, DR. White helped found the Association of Black Psychologists. He received his PhD in clinical psychology at Michigan State University. In 1994 he received a Citation of Achievement in Psychology and Community Service from President Bill Clinton. Dr. White has worked as a psychologist for several hospitals and clinics in California and he has served as a consultant for school districts, universities, private organizations, drug prevention programs, and government agencies.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Impact of Father Engagement. Connor, African Descended Fathers: Historical Considerations. Hoskins, Fatherhood Through My Eyes. Jenkins-Monroe, Daddy’s Baby Girl: The Overlooked Story of Reappearing Fathers. Cunningham, Toward an African American Agenda: Restoring the African American Family and Community. Rentie, Debunking the Myth: Understanding Fathering in the Black Community. Mandara, Murray, Joyner, Fathers’ Absence on Adolescent’s Gender Role Development. Allen, Finding Yourself When You’re Not at Home. Part II: Father Stories. Palmer, Man-to-Boy Becoming Man-to-Man: A Son’s Perspective. Toldson, Birthright: Anecdotes of Fatherhood, Race and Redemption. Cokley, Black Fatherhood: Reflections, Challenges and Lessons Learned. Rosier, Black Man Defined: A Boy With a Purpose Becomes a Man When The Purpose is Fulfilled. Tucker, Making Room for Black Men to Father and Mentor. Part III: Thoughts and Reflections. Green, Fatherhood Love. Allen, Rosier, Tucker, Strategies for Therapeutic Success With African American Males. Ahadi, Mandy, Afrikan-Centered Fathering and the Afrikan-Centered Paradigm. Connor, Where From Here – Answers Are in the Community.

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