African-American Children at Church: A Sociocultural Perspective

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, 2002 - Psychology - 228 pages
0 Reviews
African-American Children at Church explores African-American socialization beliefs and practices, based on findings of a unique, four-year long study in a Baptist church in Salt Lake City, Utah. By combining the ethnographic approaches of anthropology with the detailed naturalistic observations of developmental psychology, Dr Haight provides a rich description of actual socialization practices along with an interpretation of what those patterns mean to the participants themselves. Based on extensive interviews with successful African-American adults involved with children, this book begins with the exploration of adults' beliefs about socialization issues focusing on the role of religion in the development of resilience. Drawing from naturalistic observations of adult-child interaction, the book then describes actual socialization contexts and practices that help to nurture competencies in African-American children. The text focuses on Sunday School and includes narrative practices and patterns of adult-child conflict and play.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
3
The AfricanAmerican Church and the Socialization of Childrens Resiliency
19
Research Strategy
32
PATTERNS OF SOCIALIZATION AND PARTICIPATION
49
AfricanAmericans in Salt Lake City A Historical and Social Overview
51
The Teachers
59
Adults Perspectives on Spiritual Socialization
69
Narratives Related during Sunday School
86
Other Contexts for Socialization and Participation
144
I
163
The Computer Club
165
Enhancing University Students Understanding and Appreciation of Cultural Diversity Implications of Practice for Research
172
II
193
Some Final Points
195
References
205
Index
219

Socialization and Participation through Storytelling
105
AdultChild Verbal Conflicts
129

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information