Race and Family: A Structural Approach / Edition 1

Race and Family: A Structural Approach / Edition 1

by Roberta L. Coles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761988645

ISBN-13: 9780761988649

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In Race and Family: A Structural Approach, author Roberta L. Coles looks at ethnic minority families in a novel way- through a structural lens. Unlike many texts on race and family, this book offers an approach that illustrates overarching structural factors affecting all families as opposed to examining each ethnicity in isolation from one another. By

Overview

In Race and Family: A Structural Approach, author Roberta L. Coles looks at ethnic minority families in a novel way- through a structural lens. Unlike many texts on race and family, this book offers an approach that illustrates overarching structural factors affecting all families as opposed to examining each ethnicity in isolation from one another. By focusing on various structural factors such as demographic, economic, and historical aspects, this book analyzes various family trends in a cross-cutting manner to exemplify the similarities and distinctions among all racial and ethnic groups.

Key Features:

  • Establishes commonalities and differences across various cultures within American society in an approach that enables students to better compare and contrast different ethnic groups
  • Covers multiracial families, in addition to traditional ethnic groups such as African American, Native American, Latino American, and Asian American to provide students with the most contemporary examination of American families
  • Uses the latest research and Census data to present a relevant assessment of trends in family structure, gender relations, intergenerational relations, family violence, acculturation, interracial marriage, and adoption in an increasingly diverse American context
  • Includes an annotated listing of suggested videos, autobiographies, articles, and Web sites students can explore for further information

Race and Family is a brief, core textbook designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying ethnic minority families and family diversity in the departments of Human Development & Family Studies, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761988649
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Overview of the Text
Discussion of Key Concepts
Resources

2. Approaching the Study of Race and Family
Economic Factors
Demographic Factors
Historical-Legal Factors
Resources

3. A Brief History of the American Family
American Families through the Centuries
Resources

4. Cross-Cultural Comparisons
Social or Legal Marriage
Marriage Types and Choices
Marriage as a Family Affair
Family Power Systems
Family Functions
Resources

5. Family Structures
Prevalence of Family Structure from the Child’s Perspective
Pathways to Single Parenthood
Advantages and Disadvantages of Family Structures
Extended Family Households
Nonfamily Households
Resources

6. Gender Relations and Sex Ratios
Gender Construction and Socialization
Sex Ratios
African American Gender Issues
Native American Gender Issues
Latina/o Gender Issues
Asian American Gender Issues
Domestic Violence
Resources

7. Intergenerational Relationships: Parent and Child
Individual and Communal Orientations
Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Children’s Well-Being
Racial Socialization
Resources

8 Intergenerational Relationships in Late Life:
The Elderly, Their Adult Children, and Their Grandchildren
Intergenerational Interaction
Caregiving for the Ill Elderly
Illness and Death
Death
Resources

9. African American Families
How Did Slavery Shape Black American Families?
African American Families after Slavery
African American Families Today
Resources

10. Native American Families
Looking Back in History
The State of American Indian Families Today
Resources

11. Latino American Families
Manner and Timing of Entry
Effects of History and Immigration on Socioeconomic Status
Familism and Cultural Commonalities
Divergent Family Trends among Latino Ethnic Groups
Resources

12. Asian American Families
East Asians in America
Southeast Asians in America
Asian American Families Today
Resources

13. Middle Eastern American Families
Religions in the Middle East
Their Immigration History
Current Demographics and Family Life
Resources

14. Acculturation and Multiracial Family Issues
Acculturation
Multiracial Issues
Resources

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