The Resource Contemporary African American families : achievements, challenges, and empowerment strategies in the twenty-first century, edited by Dorothy Smith-Ruiz, Marcia J. Watson and Sherri Lawson Clark

Contemporary African American families : achievements, challenges, and empowerment strategies in the twenty-first century, edited by Dorothy Smith-Ruiz, Marcia J. Watson and Sherri Lawson Clark

Label
Contemporary African American families : achievements, challenges, and empowerment strategies in the twenty-first century
Title
Contemporary African American families
Title remainder
achievements, challenges, and empowerment strategies in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dorothy Smith-Ruiz, Marcia J. Watson and Sherri Lawson Clark
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For decades the black community has been perceived, both in the United States and around the world, as one which thinks alike, acts alike and lives alike -- in poor and downtrodden environments. Following the persistent effects of the great recession and the American elections of 2008, now more than ever the political and socio-economic state of America is crying out for this deficient and prejudiced conception to be dispelled. Focusing primarily on black families in America, Contemporary African American Families updates empirical research by addressing various aspects including family formation, schooling, health and parenting. Exploring a wide class spectrum among African American families, this text also modernizes and subverts much of the research resulting from Moynihan's 1965 report, which arguably misunderstood the lived experiences of black people during the movement from slavery to freedom in a Jim Crow society. A timely subversion of the myth that America is successfully in a post-racial era, this new anthology on the Black Family in America will appeal to advanced undergraduate students and research scholars interested in black studies, Africana studies, women and gender studies, sociology, political science, anthropology, criminal justice, education, psychology, public policy, healthy policy and social work"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
305.9
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.C5847 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in race and ethnicity
Series volume
17
Label
Contemporary African American families : achievements, challenges, and empowerment strategies in the twenty-first century, edited by Dorothy Smith-Ruiz, Marcia J. Watson and Sherri Lawson Clark
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction and overview / Dorothy Smith-Ruiz -- 2. Collateral damage : the impact of the incarceration of African American men on the mothers and children they leave behind / Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery -- 3. Examining fatherhood within the Black family / Jeffrey Shears, Joshua Kirven and Sharon Cook -- 4. Grandparent caregiving in the context of a natural disaster / Priscilla A. Gibson -- 5. Mental and physical health disparities and older African Americans / Martha R. Crowther, Cassandra D. Ford, and Latrice Vinson -- 6. The school-to-postsecondary pipeline : proposing proactive measures for African American youth's educational success / Chance W. Lewis, Marcia J. Watson, and Tonya J. Rose -- 7. Family matters : the role of familial support in the success of African American female STEM majors / Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Ashley Dawn Parker, Elizabeth Stearns, Melissa Dancey, and Stephanie Moller -- 8. Home is where the wealth is : African Americans and the housing debacle / Sherri Lawson Clark -- 9. Brew city bellwether : the changing landscape of the Black family in Milwaukee / Robert S. Smith and William I. Tchakirides -- 10. The at-opportunity policy agenda : the Charlotte, North Carolina region : black families, education, economics and philanthropy / Patrick C. Graham -- 11. "You must learn" : how racial and ethnic socialization affirms black identity among black Americans and West Indians / Anthony D. Greene -- 12. Black families today : the genius of Dr. Charles V. Willie / Dorothy Smith-Ruiz -- 13. Epilogue : the future of African American families / Dorothy Smith-Ruiz
Control code
ocn960040337
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (202 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315561172
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
959316
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37451431
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960040337
  • pebc1315561174

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