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ERIC Number: ED217095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 295
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-1654-X
Black Men.
Gary, Lawrence E., Ed.
The essays in this book examine some of the major issues affecting the behavior and status of black men in the United States. The volume is divided into four sections. Part one compares black and white men on such indicators as sex ratio, age distribution, marital and family status, educational attainment, employment, income, social and political participation, and health. Part two examines the influence of black culture on black male and female relationships; the impact of race and sex on the socialization of black male children; black fathers' interactions with their children; and the problems of black unwed adolescent fathers. Part three investigates social support systems, alcohol abuse, suicide, and adaptation strategies in relation to black men's attempts to cope with social stress and the environment. Part four discusses how black men relate to such social institutions as the educational system, prison systems, social welfare services, and religion. A concluding section summarizes directions and priorities for improving the quality of black men's lives. The need for more research and for strategies to strengthen black men's social role is emphasized. (Author/MJL)
Sage Publications, Inc., 275 Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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