Family Ethnicity / Edition 2

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Family ethnicity involves the unique family customs, proverbs, and stories that are passed on for generations. This volume provides extensive information about the various cultural elements that different family groups have drawn upon in order to exist in the United States today. The sections cover Native American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Mexican American and Spanish, African American, Muslim American, and Asian American families.

"...illuminates family differences which distinguish them from other groups & how they form identifications with similar allied families & provide reference groups to their members."

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Editorial Reviews

As the US fast approaches the era of having a majority of its citizens come from ethnically diverse families, these 20 papers reframe ethnic diversity with the increasingly salient concept of family cultural identity<--> identification beyond individual racial grouping or land of origin. Chapters focus on selected peoples of color/ethnic groups: Native American Indians/Native Hawaiians, of Mexican and Spanish descent, African Americans, Muslim Americans, and Asian Americans. The final section treats ethnic sensitivity for human service practitioners. Includes 50 pages of references. No date is cited for the first edition. Paper edition (unseen), $29.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761918578
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/20/1999
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Harriette Pipes Mc Adoo is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, Department of Family and Child Ecology. Previously, she was Professor at Howard University in the School of Social Work and Visiting Lecturer at Smith College, the University of Washington, and the University of Minnesota. She is a Director of the Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family; was a National Adviser to the President of the White House Conference on Families; was former President and Board Member of the National Council on Family Relations; and was a member of the Governing Council of the Society for Research in Child Development. She was the first person honored by the National Council on Family Relations with the Marie Peters Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership, and Service in the Area of Ethnic Minority Families. Dr. Mc Adoo received her B.A. and M.A. from Michigan State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and she has done post-doctoral studies at Harvard University. She has published on racial attitudes and self-esteem in young children, Black mobility patterns, coping strategies of single mothers, and professional Kenyan women and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. She is editor of Black Children: Social, Educational, and Parental Environments, Second Edition (2002, SAGE) and Family Ethnicity: Strength in Diversity, Second Edition (1999, SAGE), as well as Young Families, Program Review, and Policy Recommendations. She is coauthor of Women and Children, Alonge and in Poverty. She has four children and four grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Families of Color - Harriette Pipes Mc Adoo
Strengths that Come from Diversity
Reframing Family Ethnicity in America - Doris Wilkinson
The American Indian Experience - Suzan Shown Harjo
Firstborn American Indian Daughters - Le Anne E Silvey
Struggles to Reclaim Cultural Self Identity
Contemporary Issues in the Urban American Indian Family - Walter T Kawamoto and Tamara C Cheshire
Native Hawaiian Families - Lillian Aotaki Phenice
Mexican American/Chicano Families - Estella A Martínez
Parenting as Diverse as the Families Themselves
Cuban Americans in Exile - Zulema E Suárez
Myths and Reality
Dichos y Refranes - Jaime Chahin, Francisco A Villarruel and Ruben Anguiano Viramontez
The Transmission of Cultural Values and Beliefs
African American Extended Kin Systems - Shirley J Hatchett and James S Jackson
An Empirical Assessment in the National Survey of Black Americans
African American Females as Primary Parents - Niara Sudarkasa
Islamic Family Ideals and Their Relevance to American Muslim Families - Bahira Sherif
Contemporary Muslim Women and the Family - Marsha T Carolan
Continuity and Change among Vietnamese Families in the United States - Steven J Gold
Intergenerational Relationships among Chinese Immigrant Families from Taiwan - Chien Lin and William T Liu
The Ethnic Socialization of Chinese American Children - Young-Shi Ou and Harriette Pipes Mc Adoo
Korean Immigrants' Marital Patterns and Marital Adjustments - Pyong Gap Min
Necessary Social Work Roles and Knowledge with Native Americans - Charlotte Tsoi Goodluck
Indian Child Welfare Act
And How Are the Children? Diversity in Childhood Experiences - Wynetta Devore and Harlan London
Family Ethnicity - Harriette Pipes Mc Adoo
Challenges for the 21st Century

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