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ERIC Number: ED185141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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The Extended Kin Network and Socialization of Children in Upwardly Mobile Black Families.
McAdoo, Harriette Pipes
The theoretical orientation of this study of the extended, black, middle-class, is two-fold: (1) the socialization of children in black families differs from other families because of their nonsupportive wider environment, and (2) the extended kin network facilitates upward mobility. To test these hypotheses, 305 black parents were questionned with controls placed for demography, mobility patterns, and family type. It was found that black middle class families superficially resemble other middle class families. However, internal differences became apparent. Black families felt themselves to be unique from all the other ethnic groups. Many cultural traits were evident in the extensive involvement in kin help patterns. A distinct difference from comparable white families was the awareness of oppression. The data from these families indicate that although they have obtained all of the economic lifestyle trappings of their class, they are continually placed under the tension of transcending race as they attempt to maintain stability in their families. (Author/RLV)
Not available separately; See UD 020 192
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: For related documents see UD 020 192-209 and ED 181 100