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Black Intimacies A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships

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ISBN-10: 0759101523

ISBN-13: 9780759101524

Edition: 2004

Authors: Shirley A. Hill

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In Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships, Shirley A. Hill applies a gender lens to the multiple systems of oppression that have shaped the lives of African American women and men. This book will be useful to students and instructors of African American Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Marriage and Family, and Social Work. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 12/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Shirley A. Hill is a professor of sociology at the University of Kansas, where she studies family diver�sity, social inequality, and health care. She is the author of Race, Work, and Family: New Century Values Among African American Men and Women (co-edited with Marlese Durr; Rowman & Littlefield, �2006); Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships (AltaMira, �2005); African American Children: Their Socialization and Development in Families (SAGE, �1999); and other books and articles. Her current research focuses on racial disparities in educational attainment.

Acknowledgments
Postmodern Chasms: The Politics of Inequality
The Evolution of Intersectionality Theory
Focus and Framework of the Book
Overview of the Book
Theorizing Race: The Challenges of Black Progress, Diversity, and Decline
The Historic Diversity of African Americans
Coalescing for Racial Equality
Progress, Stagnation, and Decline
Theorizing Racism and Racial Disparities
Postmodern Diversity, Divisions, and Debates
Black Families: Beyond Revisionist Scholarship
Objectives of the Chapter
The Legacy of Slavery Thesis
The Revisionist Perspective
A Postmodern Gender Perspective
The Declining Well-Being of Single-Mother Families
Single-Mother Families: The Big Picture
Love, Sex, and Relationships: The Pursuit of Intimacy
Pursuing Gendered Intimacy
Revisioning Love and Gender
Courtship and Marriage Class Context
The Love Connection
Marriage: The Culture, Contract, and Reality
The Declining Legitimacy of Gendered Marriage
Living Single
Summary
In Search of the Village: Black Motherhood in Transition
Overview of the Chapter
From Reproductive Mandate to Voluntary Motherhood
Racialized Constructions of the "Good Mother"
Contested Visions of Motherhood
Motherhood in Class and Race Context
The Black Cultural Ethos of Motherhood
Revisiting the Village
Confronting the Challenge of Voluntary and Equitable Motherhood
Summary
Socializing Black Children: The Impact of Social Class
An Intersectionality Approach to Child Socialization
The Securely Middle Class
The Newly Middle Class
Economically Disadvantaged Families
The Perils of Poverty
Gendered Violence: Racial Oppression and the Assault on Black Women
Overview of the Chapter
(Re)Discovering Family Violence
Theorizing Intimate Partner Violence
Racial Oppression and Black Masculinity
Beyond Victimized Men: Class and Gender Subordination
Breaking the Silence and Fighting Back
Resolutions: Broadening the Vision of Liberation
Revisioning Gender?
Research Appendix
Bibliography
Index
About the Author