Complex Ethnic Households in America / Edition 1

Complex Ethnic Households in America / Edition 1

by Laurel Schwede
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742546373

ISBN-13: 9780742546370

Pub. Date: 02/02/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

What commonalities link Navajos in their vast Arizona reservation and rural whites in upstate New York? More than you'd suspect when both live in complex households that include people other than nuclear kin. This groundbreaking interdisciplinary book on complex households in six U.S. ethnic groups-the other four are the Inupiat of Alaska, urban African Americans,

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What commonalities link Navajos in their vast Arizona reservation and rural whites in upstate New York? More than you'd suspect when both live in complex households that include people other than nuclear kin. This groundbreaking interdisciplinary book on complex households in six U.S. ethnic groups-the other four are the Inupiat of Alaska, urban African Americans, Korean immigrants in New York City, and Latino immigrants in central Virginia-uniquely combines rich ethnographic descriptions with theory-linked overviews and Census 2000 data. It explores interactions of household structure, ethnicity, and gender, while illuminating factors affecting the formation and dissolution of complex households, which are becoming increasingly important as ethnic diversity increases throughout the U.S.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742546370
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/02/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Way We Live: Complex Ethnic Households in America Chapter 2 The First Arrivals: Navajo and Inupiaq Eskimos Chapter 3 I Live Here and I Stay There: Navajo Perceptions of Households on the Reservation Chapter 4 Household Adaptive Strategies among the Inupiat Chapter 5 The Recent Arrivals: Latinos and Koreans Chapter 6 Household Structure and Its Social and Economic Functions among Korean American Immigrants in Queens, New York: An Ethnographic Study Chapter 7 Making Ends Meet: The Complex Household as a Temporary Survival Strategy among New Latino Immigrants to Virginia Chapter 8 The African Americans and Whites Chapter 9 African American Households in Transition: Structure, Culture, and Self-definition Chapter 10 Not the Typical Household: Whites in Rural New York Chapter 11 Gender, Economy, and Kinship in Complex Households among Six U.S. Ethnic Groups:Who Benefits? Whose Kin? Who Cares? Chapter 12 Who Lives Here? Complex Ethnic Households in America

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