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By Vonnie C. McLoyd, Nancy E. Hill, Kenneth A. Dodge

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This quantity brings jointly major specialists from varied disciplines to supply new views on modern African American households. A wealth of data is gifted at the heterogeneity of Black relatives lifestyles this present day; the demanding situations and possibilities dealing with mom and dad, young children, and groups; and the influence on overall healthiness and improvement of key cultural and social methods. finished and authoritative, the e-book significantly evaluates present regulations and repair supply versions and provides cogent options for helping households' strengths.

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125–126). A third perspective—the cultural-equivalent perspective—was characterized by a tendency to deemphasize distinctive qualities of African American families and highlight qualities shared in common with European American families. , structural-functional, interactional-situational, developmental— life course). The two dimensions have often been conflated. As Allen pointed out, researchers might concur as to the general validity of terminology, definitions, and assumptions about the set of conditions believed to be most crucial to understanding family phenomena (conceptual approach), but disagree about the essential character and functioning of Black family life (ideological perspective).

Other chapters in this book deal with socioeconomic variation (Darity & Nicholson, Chapter 4), diverse religious beliefs and practices (Mattis, Chapter 9), and diverse marital and family formation (Tucker & James, Chapter 5; Bryant & Wickrama, Chapter 6). Who Are African Americans in the United States? S. S. Bureau of the Census, 2003). S. 5 years, respectively). In 2000, half of African Americans (54%) lived in the South, resulting from both historical trends and more recent remigration to the South (Stack, 1997).

Community” implies shared geographic and psychological space, indicating shared interests, social characteristics, and social interaction (Warren, 1978). , 1996). Even as African American families do not often reside in close proximity, there is a sense of community at an abstract level, a collective understanding of cohesion and belonging among African Americans despite differences in ethnicity or cultural practices. It is a sense of commu- 28 ISSUES, THEMES, AND CONCEPTUALIZATIONS nity that comes from common political and social experiences and goals (Weber, 1922).

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