A New Look at Black Families / Edition 6by Charles V. Willie, Richard J. Reddick
Pub. Date: 02/16/2010
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Charles Willie and Richard Reddick's A New Look at Black Families has introduced thousands of students to the intricacies of the Black family in American society since its publication in 1976. Using a case study approach, Willie and Reddick show the varieties of the Black family experience and how those experiences vary by socioeconomic status. In addition to
Charles Willie and Richard Reddick's A New Look at Black Families has introduced thousands of students to the intricacies of the Black family in American society since its publication in 1976. Using a case study approach, Willie and Reddick show the varieties of the Black family experience and how those experiences vary by socioeconomic status. In addition to examining families of low-income, working, and middle classes, the authors also look to the family experiences of highly successful African Americans to try to identify the elements of the family environment leading to success. The authors puncture the myth of the Black matriarchy prevalent in the popular imagination; and they explore a variety of family configurations, including a family with same-gender parents. The sixth edition has been reorganized and updated throughout. The new Part III_Cases Against and for Black Men and Women_unites two chapters from previous editions into a cohesive discussion of stereotypes and misunderstandings from both scholars and the mass media. Also, a new chapter on the Obama family offers support for cross-gender and cross-racial mentoring, and it demonstrates the value of extended family relations.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Conceptual Approach to the Study of Black Families Chapter 2 1. Introduction Chapter 3 2. Family Life and Social Stratification Part 4 Analyses of Black Families by Social Class Chapter 5 3. Middle-Class Black Families Chapter 6 4. Working-Class Black Families Chapter 7 5. Low-Income Black Families Chapter 8 6. Social Classes and Family Adaptation: A Comparative Analysis Part 9 Cases Against and For Black Men and Black Women Chapter 10 7. The Case For and Against Black Males Chapter 11 8. The Myth of the Black Matriarchy Part 12 Alternative Pathways to Success Chapter 13 9. Maternal Mentoring Models Chapter 14 10. Paternal Mentoring Models Chapter 15 11. Family Goals and Practices Among Same-Gender Parents Chapter 16 12. The Egalitarian Family Part 17 Black Families and the Social System Chapter 18 13. Social and Economic Supports for Black Family Life Chapter 19 14. The Complex and Interesting Family Life of Barack Obama: The First Black President of the United States Part 20 Summary, Conclusions and References Chapter 21 15. Summary and Conclusions
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