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African American families

Author: Angela Hattery; Earl Smith
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2007.
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Provides students with a sociological study of contemporary life for families of African descent living in the United States. This book aims to capture the complexities and nuances of a web of  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Hattery; Earl Smith
ISBN: 9781412924665 1412924669
OCLC Number: 191858457
Description: xxi, 385 p. : ill., tabl. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface1. African American Families: A Brief Introduction Objectives Introduction What We Hope to Accomplish The Question of Social Class Data Sources Organization of the Book Notes2. African American Civil Society: Issues, Approaches, Demography, and Theory Objectives Introduction Definitions Race as a Social Construct African American Families Structural Versus Individual Explanations African American Families: A Profile Theoretical Approaches to Studying African American Families Data and Methods Notes3. Family Formation, Marriage Rates, and Cohabitation Objectives Introduction Factors That Affect Family Form Functions and Purposes of Marriage Marriage Patterns The Marriage Gap In Their Own Words Race, Class, and Gender Analysis Summary: Outcomes of the Low Marriage Rate Solutions Notes4. Childbearing and Childrearing Patterns Objectives Introduction Childbearing Patterns Nonmarital Births Race, Class, and Gender Paradigm Conclusions Solutions Notes5. Intimate Partner Violence Objectives Introduction Definitions The Problem The Family Violence Approach The Feminist Paradigm Race, Class, and Gender Approach to Studying IPV The Dirty Little Secret: IPV in the African American Community African American Women as Victims/Survivors of IPV: Statistics/Rates Men and Masculinity Race, Class, and Gender Paradigm Solutions Notes6. HIV and Other Social and Health Issues Objectives Introduction The State of Health and Well-Being in African American Civil Society Racial Disparities in Chronic Diseases Racial Disparities in HIV/AIDS Leading Causes of Death Infant Mortality Outcomes of Poor Health: Premature Death Causes of Poor Health and Death Environmental Injustice The Politics of Health Care The Genetics (and Politics) of Race/Ethnicity and Health Race, Class and Gender Paradigm Solutions Notes7. Access to Opportunity: Educational Attainment and Occupational Segregation Objectives Introduction A Brief History of Race and Education Educational Attainment Access to Education: Legacy The Economy Race, Class, and Gender: African American Women's History of Work Occupations and Work Occupational Segregation: The Impact of Race and Gender Causes of Occupational Segregation Outcomes of Occupational Segregation Financial Outcomes: Lower Earnings Race, Class, and Gender Paradigm Solutions Notes8. Welfare and Wealth Objectives Introduction Income Versus Wealth Income and Income Disparities Wealth and Wealth Disparities Wealth Disparities and Access to the American Dream? Housing A Clear Illustration: Hurricane Katrina Poverty Welfare Welfare Reform Stereotypes About Welfare and Poverty Welfare Versus Work Welfare Reform and Family Values Welfare Reform and Incarceration, or African American Mothers Are Crackheads Race, Class, and Gender Analysis Solutions Notes9. African American Males and the Incarceration Problem: Not Just Confined to Prison Objectives Introduction Definitions Prisons as Total Institutions The Growth of Prisons: Institutions and Population The Purpose of Prison: Rehabilitation or a Tool of Capitalism? The Demographics of the Prison Population: Race and Gender Explaining Racial Disparities in Incarceration The Effects of Incarceration on the Lives of Young African American Men Felony Disenfranchisement Other Bans-Social Services Race, Class, and Gender Paradigm Solutions Notes10. Conclusion: Solutions to a Longstanding Problem: Race, Class, and Patriarchy in the 21st Century Summary and Review of the Primary Themes Degrees of Separation A Snapshot of the African American Family The Struggles The Causes Bans Family Form The Relationship Between Structural Forces and Individual Choices What Is To Be Done? Structural Forces: Race, Class, and Gender Final Thoughts NotesAppendicesReferencesAbout the AuthorsIndex
Responsibility: Angela J. Hattery, Earl Smith.
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