Black Male Socialization: Revisited in the Minds of Respondents / Edition 1

Black Male Socialization: Revisited in the Minds of Respondents / Edition 1

by Lena Myers, Wright Myers Lena Wright Myers, Lena Wright-Myers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0762304537

ISBN-13: 9780762304530

Pub. Date: 11/18/1997

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

The term socialization, in sociology and social psychology, almost always denotes the process whereby individuals learn to behave willingly in accordance with the prevailing standards of their culture. Although occasionally used synonymously with learning, it is usually reserved for the type of learning that bears on future role performance, which particularly…  See more details below

Overview

The term socialization, in sociology and social psychology, almost always denotes the process whereby individuals learn to behave willingly in accordance with the prevailing standards of their culture. Although occasionally used synonymously with learning, it is usually reserved for the type of learning that bears on future role performance, which particularly involves group approval. In this work, the black men interviewed talk of their early life experiences, and set the stage for a critical examination of the conventional interpretations of black male socialization. Only through the recollections and perceptions of early life experiences can black American males accurately be defined. This book responds to those experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762304530
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
11/18/1997
Series:
Contemporary Studies in Sociology Series
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Foreword
Dominant Views of Black Male Socialization1
Derivatives of Slavery1
Myths and Stereotypes8
Socialization and Black Family Life11
Reference Group Identification and Expected Role Performance21
Family Structure and the Socialization of Black Males31
Black Family Structure31
Societal Expectation and Black Males Behavioral Responses: A Literature Review37
The Status of Black Males in America43
Education44
Crime45
Alcohol and Drug Abuse45
Health45
Employment46
Mortality Rate46
Anger and Beyond47
Transitions49
Education: Primary and Secondary50
Higher Education51
Peer Groups51
The Judicial System52
Mass Media53
Theoretical Orientation55
Self Esteem57
The Research61
The Sample of Black Male Socialization61
Age61
Marital Status61
Education63
Number of Children63
Employment Status63
Structure of Family of Origin65
The Structural-Functional Respective and Self-Esteem Data80
Self Esteem and Other Variables81
Epilogue99
Appendix105
References113
Index123

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