ERIC Number: ED364648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Family Ethnicity: Strength in Diversity. Sage Focus Editions, Volume 41.
McAdoo, Harriette Pipes, Ed.
Extensive information is provided about the various cultural elements, including attitudes toward education and work, that different family groups have drawn on in order to exist in the United States today. The family ethnicities of five distinct cultures (Native American, African American, Mexican American and Spanish origin, Muslim American, and Asian American) are considered. Each chapter provides information about such topics as the process of socialization, family values and histories, and family practices of these groups. The following chapters are included: (1) "Ethnic Families: Strengths that Are Found in Diversity" (Harriette Pipes McAdoo); (2) "Family Ethnicity in America" (Doris Wilkinson); (3) "Race, Mortality, and Families" (Edward L. Kain); (4) "Female-Headed African American Households: Some Neglected Dimensions" (Niara Sudarkasa); (5) "African American Extended Kin Systems: An Assessment" (Shirley J. Hatchett and James S. Jackson); (6) "Decision Making and Marital Satisfaction in African American Families" (John Lewis McAdoo); (7) "The Impact of Economic Marginality among African American Husbands and Fathers" (Phillip J. Bowman); (8) "Hispanic Families in the United States: Research Perspectives" (Catherine Street Chilman); (9) "Cuban Americans: From Golden Exiles to Social Undesirables" (Zulema E. Suarez); (10) "Support of Hispanic Elderly" (Juan J. Paz); (11) "Parenting Young Children in Mexican American/Chicano Families" (Estella A. Martinez); (12) "The American Indian Experience" (Suzan Shown Harjo); (13) "Kinship and Political Change in Native American Tribes" (Duane Champagne); (14) "Social Services with Native Americans: Current Status of the Indian Child Welfare Act" (Charlotte Tsoi Goodluck); (15) "The Muslim Family in North America: Continuity and Change" (Azim A. Nanji); (16) "Socialization of Chinese American Children" (Young-Shii Ou and Harriette Pipes McAdoo); (17) "Intergenerational Relationships among Chinese Immigrant Families from Taiwan" (Chien Lin and William T. Liu); (18) "Korean Immigrants' Marital Patterns and Marital Adjustments" (Pyong Gap Min); (19) "Migration and Family Adjustment: Continuity and Change among Vietnamese in the United States" (Steven J. Gold); (20) "Ethnic Sensitivity for Practitioners: A Practice Model" (Wynetta Devore and Harlon London); and (21) "Family Ethnicity: A Challenge for the Future" (Harriette Pipes McAdoo). (Contains 810 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Family, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Economic Factors, Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Family Structure, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Mexican Americans, Muslims, Racial Differences, Social Class, Social Services, Socialization
SAGE Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 ($46, cloth--ISBN-0-8039-3736-9; paper--ISBN-0-8039-3737-7).
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