Written by scholars who share an identity with the minority families they write about, this collection of essays offers a detailed description and analysis of the historical and contemporary forces that have shaped the structure and the role of social class and gender dynamics of the four dominant minority groups—African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American—and their sub-populations in the United States. The four dominant minority groups—African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American—and their sub-populations in the United States are focused on. The multiracial/multicultural diversity of family patterns and dynamics are considered. The similarities and differences between groups as well as the considerable diversity (in values, beliefs, and cultural practices) the groups represent are emphasized. Well-balanced treatment of the role of social class and gender as they bear on the behavior and attitudes of family members of minority groups is provided.
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Table of Contents
Minority Families in America: An Introduction, Ronald L. Taylor.
I. AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES IN THE U.S.
1. Black American Families, Ronald L. Taylor.
2. West Indian Families in the U.S., Robert E. Millette.
3. Headquarters and Subsidiaries: Haitian Immigrant Family Households in New York City, Michel S. Laguerre.
II. HISPANIC AMERICAN FAMILIES IN THE U.S.
4. Tradition and Transition in Mexican-Origin Families, Maxine Baca Zinn and Angela Y.H. Pok.
5. The Puerto Rican Family, Hector Carrasquillo.
6. Cuban American Families, Lisandro Perez.
III. ASIAN AMERICAN FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
7. Chinese American Families, Evelyn Nakano Glenn with Stacey G.H. Yap.
8. Japanese American Families, Dana Y. Takagi.
9. Vietnamese Families, Nazli Kibria.
10. Korean American Families, Pyong Gap Min.
11. Rules, Role, and Realities: Indo-American Families in the U.S., Bandana Purkayastha.
IV. NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
12. American Indian Families, Michael Yellowbird and C. Matthew Snipp.
V. MINORITY FAMILIES AND SOCIAL CHANGE.
13. Minority Families and Social Change, Ronald L. Taylor.