The Black Family: Essays and Studies / Edition 5

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $57.82   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


A diverse collection of readings on trends and issues surrounding the African American family. This book provides a combination of empirical research and scholarly essays on such diverse issues in the African American community as the Black maleƆs role, interracial relationships, poverty, AIDS, and the health status of Black women.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534217624
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Series: Sociology Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 349
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: THE CHANGING BLACK FAMILY. 1. THE STUDY OF BLACK FAMILIES. The Tangle of Pathology. Sociocultural Factors in Black Family Transformation: Toward a Redefinition of Family Functions. 2. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND. The Myth of the Absent Family. Women and Slavery in the African Diaspora. PART II: THE DYAD 3. DATING AND SEXUAL PATTERNS. Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting Sexual Risk Taking in Black Men and Women: Results from Two Empirical Studies. The Black Women's Relationship Project: A National Survey of Black Lesbians. 4. GENDER ROLES. In a Community of Women: A Biographical Note. Extended Family Support Among Older Black Females. Black Male Masculinity and Same Sex Friendships. 5. MALE-FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS. Single and Married: The Black Male's Acceptance of the Prince Charming Ideal. Coping: Stressors and Depression Among Middle Class African-American Men. 6. MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE. Separated Black Women: Do They Reconcile With Their Husbands? Black Men After Divorce: How Do They Cope? 7. BLACK AND WHITE RELATIONSHIPS. Interracial Relationships: A Convergence of Desire and Opportunity. The End of Africanity? The Biracial Assault on Blackness. PART III: THE FAMILY. 8. THE MATERNAL ROLE. The Meaning of Motherhood in Black Culture. African-American Daughter-Mother Relations and Teenage Pregnancy: Two Faces of Premarital Teenage Pregnancy. Incarcerated Black Mothers and Their Children. 9. THE PATERNAL ROLE. Other Fathers: An Alternative Perspective on African American Community Caring. To Be, or Not to Be There: Understanding the Gap Between Adolescent Paternal Aspirations and Performance. 10. THE EXTENDED FAMILY. GrandmotherFunctions in Multigenerational Families. An Exploratory Study of Black Adolescent Mothers and Their Infants. Deep Structures of African-American Family Life:Female and Male Kin Networks.11. ADOLESCENCE AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT. A Comparison of Trends in Living Arrangements for White and Black Youth. Sex and Class Differences in the Socialization Experiences of African American Youth. 12. FAMILY VIOLENCE. Domestic Violence in Black American Families: The Role of Stress. African American Men who Batter: Treatment Considerations and Community Response. 13. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES. Patterns of Change in the Postindustrial Black Family. World Without Work: Causes and Consequences of Black Male Joblessness. 14. HEALTH ISSUES. Low Birth Weight and Infant Mortality in the African American Family: The Impact of Racism and Self Esteem. Social Correlates of Black Women's Health Status. PART IV: BLACK FAMILIES AND THE FUTURE. 15. ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES. From Teenage Parenthood to Polygamy: Case Studies in Black Polygamous Family Formation. Sociocultural Facets of the Black Gay Male Experience. 16. PUBLIC POLICY AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS. Racial Inequality, Welfare Reform and Black Families: The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act. Social Inequality and Black Sexual Pathology: The Essential Relationship.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)