African American Family Life: Ecological and Cultural Diversity / Edition 1

African American Family Life: Ecological and Cultural Diversity / Edition 1

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African American Family Life: Ecological and Cultural Diversity / Edition 1

This volume brings together leading experts from different disciplines to offer new perspectives on contemporary African American families. A wealth of knowledge is presented on the heterogeneity of Black family life today; the challenges and opportunities facing parents, children, and communities; and the impact on health and development of key cultural and social processes. Comprehensive and authoritative, the book critically evaluates current policies and service delivery models and offers cogent recommendations for supporting families' strengths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593854676
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 01/12/2007
Series: Duke Series in Child Development and Public Policy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

I. Emergent Issues, Themes, and Conceptualizations
1. Ecological and Cultural Diversity in African American Family Life, Vonnie C. McLoyd, Nancy E. Hill, and Kenneth A. Dodge
2. Sociocultural Contexts of African American Families, Nancy E. Hill, Velma McBride Murry, and Valerie D. Anderson
3. Trends in African American Child Well-Being, 1985–2001, Vicki L. Lamb, Kenneth C. Land, Sarah O. Meadows, and Fasaha Traylor
4. Racial Wealth Inequality and the Black Family, William A. Darity, Jr. and Melba J. Nicholson
5. New Families, New Functions: Postmodern African American Families in Context, M. Belinda Tucker and Angela D. James
II. African American Families in Community Contexts
6. Marital Relationships of African Americans: A Contextual Approach, Chalandra M. Bryant and K. A. S. Wickrama
7. Work and African American Family Life, Vonnie C. McLoyd and Noem? Enchautegui-de-Jes?s
8. Homeplace and Housing in the Lives of Low-Income Urban African American Families, Linda M. Burton and Sherri Lawson Clark
9. Religion in African American Family Life, Jacqueline S. Mattis
10. A Model of Extended Family Support: Care of the Elderly in African American Families, Peggye Dilworth-Anderson and Paula Y. Goodwin
III. Socialization Processes in African American Families
11. Family Practices and School Performance of African American Children, Oscar A. Barbarin, Terry McCandies, Cheri Coleman, and Nancy E. Hill
12. The Cultural Context of Physically Disciplining Children, Kenneth A. Dodge, Vonnie C. McLoyd, and Jennifer E. Lansford
13. African American Families as a Context for Racial Socialization, Stephanie I. Coard and Robert M. Sellers
14. Beyond the Birth Family: African American Children Reared by Alternative Caregivers, Ellen E. Pinderhughes and Brenda Jones Harden
15. Style Matters: Toward a Culturally Relevant Framework for Interventions with African American Families, Howard C. Stevenson, Donna-Marie Winn, Chanequa Walker-Barnes, and Stephanie I. Coard

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