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Minority Families in the United States A Multicultural Perspective

ISBN-10: 0130165581
ISBN-13: 9780130165589
Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Ronald L. Taylor
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Description: For courses in Sociology of the Family, Minority Families, Family Development, and Ethnic Families. Written by scholars who share an identity with the minority families they write about, this collection of essays offers a detailed description and  More...

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Book details

List price: $152.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

For courses in Sociology of the Family, Minority Families, Family Development, and Ethnic Families. Written by scholars who share an identity with the minority families they write about, this collection of essays offers a detailed description and analysis of the historical and contemporary forces that have shaped the structure and the role of social class and gender dynamics of the four dominant minority groupsAfrican-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americanand their sub-populations in the United States.

Contributors
Preface
Minority Families in America: An Introduction
Minority Families and the "New Darwinism"
Minority Families and the Structure of Inequality
Minority Families and the Theory of Intrinsic Difference
Organization and Focus
African American Families in the United States
Black American Families
Black Family Life in Historical Perspective
Contemporary Black Family Patterns
Selected Patterns and Trends
Living Arrangements of Children and Youth
Family Structure and Family Dynamics
Black Families and Social Change
West Indian Families in the United States
Introduction
Data Collected
West Indian Migration
Household and Family
Social Arrangements
Sexual Exclusivity
The Impact of Migration
The Maintainers
The Social Isolates
The Strivers
Conclusion
Headquarters and Subsidiaries: Haitian Immigrant Family Households In New York City
Phases of Haitian Mass Immigration into the United States
The Sending Family Household as a Headquarters-Firm
The Immigrant Family Household as a Subsidiary Firm
The Model
Conclusion
Hispanic American Families in the United States
Tradition and Transition in Mexican-Origin Families
Mexican Family History in the Southwest
Old and New Perspectives
Global Reorganization and Family Upheavals
Selected Patterns and Trends
Family Structure and Family Dynamics
What We Learn from Mexican-Origin Families
The Puerto Rican Family
The Traditional Puerto Rican Family
The Contemporary Puerto Rican Family in the United States
Conclusion
Cuban American Families
The Cuban Family in the Early Communities
The Cuban Revolution of 1959 and Cuban Migration to the United States
Characteristics of Cubans and Cuban Families in the United States
The Family and the Cuban Success Story
Marital Instability
Acculturation, the New Generation, and Social Change
Conclusion
Asian American Families in the United States
Chinese American Families
Historical Background
Contemporary Trends
Conclusions: Revisioning the Chinese American Family
Japanese American Families
Cultural versus Critical Perspectives on Japanese American Families
Historical Development of the Japanese American Family
Contemporary Japanese American Families
Conclusions
Vietnamese American Families
The Vietnamese Exodus
Demographic Trends
Households and Extended Family
Family Roles and Authority
Conclusions
Korean American Families
Immigration and Settlement
Family Characteristics
Marital Relations
Child Socialization and Generational Conflicts
Generational Differences in the Family Systems
Conclusion
Rules, Role, and Realities: Indo-American Families in the United States
Rules and Realities: Who Are in a Family?
Family Dynamics
Ideal Versus Real Families
Parental Roles
Roles and Realities Between Generations
Conclusion
Native American Families in the United States
American Indian Families
The Demography of American Indian Families
Family Structure and Economic Well-Being
Marriage with Non-Indians
Studies of American Indian Families
Role, Status, and Authority in the Family
Conclusion
Minority Families and Social Change
Minority Families and Social Change
Minority Families: Change and Adaptation
African Americans and the Diversification of Family Life
Hispanic Minority Families: Structure and Process
Asian American Families: Patterns and Variations
Native American Families: Patterns of Adaptation and Change
Concluding Remarks
Index

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