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Resiliency in African-American Families

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Volume: 3

© 1998 | 375 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

In a field dominated by deficiency and deviance models for minority families, Resiliency in African American Families breaks that mold by focusing on the strengths and resources of minority families. Taking an in-depth look at family resources and coping strategies of African Americans, this book pays particular attention to the role that culture and ethnicity play in minority families' development. Divided into two major sections, the book first examines the context in which the family unit lives and the effects of the community and cultural resources on the family's resilient adaptation to stressful life events, then shifts its focus to issues of resiliency within the context of family relationships. Compiled by a distinguished group of contributors, this edited volume explores the following topics:

- Extended family resources

- Racial socialization strategies

- Health care

- Religious supports

- Marital relations

- Parent-child relations

- Adolescent pregnancy

Social workers, counselors, and scholars in family studies, African American studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, and sociology will find this unique approach to African American families a valuable resource.

 
PART ONE: FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
Alex Kotlowitz
Breaking the Silence
Growing up in Today's Inner City  
Harriet P McAdoo
African-American Families
Strength and Realities  
Nancy P Genero
Culture, Resiliency, and Mutual Psychological Development
Michael C Thornton
Indigenous Resources and Strategies of Resistance
Informal Caregiving and Racial Socialization in Black Commmunities  
Hamilton I McCubbin
Resiliency in African-American Families
Military Families in Foreign Environments  
Marylin L Cantwell and Dorothy I Jenkins
Housing and Neighborhood Satisfaction of Single-Parent Mothers and Grandmothers
Cherie A Bagley and Juanitaelizabeth Carroll
Healing Forces in African-American Families
Carol Sue Holtz
The Lack of Prenatal Care in Poor Urban African-American Postpartal Women
A Phenomenological Study  
 
PART TWO: FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
Michael E Connor
Level of Satisfaction in African-American Marriages
A Preliminary Investigation  
Velma McBride Murray
Variation in Adolescent Pregnancy Status
A National Tri-Ethnic Study  
William D Allen and William J Doherty
Being There
The Perception of Fatherhood Among a Group of African-American Adolescent Fathers  
Su An Arnn Phipps
African-American Couples' Lived Experience of Infertility
Nancy A Gonzales, Yumi Hiraga and Ana Mari Cauce
Observing Mother-Daughter Interaction in African-American and Asian-American Families
Hamilton I McCubbin et al
Resiliency and Coping in `At Risk' African-American Youth and their Families
Hamilton I McCubbin et al
Resilient Families in an Ethnic and Cultural Context

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