A New Look at Black Families / Edition 6

A New Look at Black Families / Edition 6

by Charles V. Willie, Richard J. Reddick
     
 

ISBN-10: 074257007X

ISBN-13: 9780742570078

Pub. Date: 02/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The sixth edition of A New Look at Black Families draws on the research and experience of two black scholars who have lived and worked all over the country to explore the diversity of the black family experience. The range of families studied, from various economic backgrounds and living arrangements, helps overcome stereotyped conceptions about black family life.

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The sixth edition of A New Look at Black Families draws on the research and experience of two black scholars who have lived and worked all over the country to explore the diversity of the black family experience. The range of families studied, from various economic backgrounds and living arrangements, helps overcome stereotyped conceptions about black family life. Among the many findings discussed in this, new edition are that, black men of achievement tend to identify mothers as their mentors, black women of achievement tend to identify their fathers, and that egalitarian households in which neither parent has total authority is a contribution from black families to U.S. culture. Using the household of President Obama as an illustration, the authors explore the benefits of extended family life. Finally this book reveals that during, the first decade of the twenty-first century, a majority of black people in the American labor force- for the first time in history-are classified as white-collar workers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742570078
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
650,795
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IConceptual Approaches to the Study of Black Families
1Introduction3
2Family Life and Social Stratification19
Pt. IIAnalyses of Black Families by Social Class
3Middle-Class Black Families39
4Working-Class Black Families59
5Low-Income Black Families69
6Alternative Family Forms79
Pt. IIIFamily Power and Dominance
7Maternal Mentoring Models89
8Paternal Mentoring Models103
9The Myth of Black Matriarchy119
Pt. IVBlack Families and the Social System
10The Case for the Black Male129
11Socioeconomic Status among Racial Groups137
Pt. VConclusions
12Interdependent Social Classes and Family Adaptations159
References171
Index177
About the Authors183

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