By Vonnie C. McLoyd, Nancy E. Hill, Kenneth A. Dodge
This quantity brings jointly best specialists from various disciplines to provide new views on modern African American households. A wealth of information is gifted at the heterogeneity of Black kin existence this day; the demanding situations and possibilities dealing with mom and dad, kids, and groups; and the effect on healthiness and improvement of key cultural and social procedures. finished and authoritative, the booklet seriously evaluates present guidelines and repair supply versions and provides cogent techniques for assisting households' strengths.
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Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Sullivan, M. (1989). Absent fathers in the inner city. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 501, 48–58. Taylor, R. , Chatters, L. , Tucker, M. , & Lewis, E. (1990). Developments in 20 ISSUES, THEMES, AND CONCEPTUALIZATIONS research on black families: A decade review. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 52, 993–1014. Taylor, R. , & Chatters, L. ). (1997). Family life in Black America. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Tucker, M. , & Kernan-Mitchell, C.
Consistent with the growing social and economic heterogeneity among African Americans, however, divergent political views have been documented since the 1970s (Bolce & Gray, 1979). Although endorsement of liberal political views is considered the norm, African Americans tend to endorse conservative views on issues such as abortion, stricter law enforcement, prayer in the classroom, and homosexual rights (Gilliam, 1986; Seltzer & Smith, 1985), which influence how parents socialize their children.
However, the contributors do not hew to any single conceptual approach delineated in Allen’s (1978) typology. Rather, their collective work is guided by multiple approaches, and some authors incorporate elements from multiple conceptual frameworks in their work. Elements of the structural-functional approach—defined by its emphasis on the origins and evolution of families through crosshistorical comparisons and families’ interactions and interdependencies with other societal subsystems—are readily apparent in Tucker and James’s (Chapter 5, this volume) analysis.
African American Family Life: Ecological and Cultural Diversity (The Duke Series in Child Develpment and Public Policy) by Vonnie C. McLoyd, Nancy E. Hill, Kenneth A. Dodge