All Our Kin: Strategies For Survival In A Black Community (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Aug 20, 2013 - Social Science - 176 pages
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"This landmark study debunked the misconception that poor families were unstable and disorganized. Here is the chronicle of a young white womanís sojourn into The Flats, an African-American ghetto comm"
  

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This is a wonderful ethnography.. I read it over the winter vacation during my junior year and as a senior IB student hopefully completing my fieldwork paper in another hour its great to see that google books has a completed upload if it.... since i forgot the book at home... But for anyone looking to understand the role that society, mainly the government and those who really control the country's economy those people who really affect it.. its a great read ... can be applied to an idealist argument... Ex: Marx Weber and Bourgois's "Looking for Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio" I recommend it.. READ READ READ! 

Contents

The Flats
2
The Research Scene
6
My Home Base
12
Black Urban Poor
23
An Anthropological Approach
28
Swapping What Goes Round Comes Round
33
The Obligation to Give
35
The Rhythm of Exchange
41
Domestic Networks Those You Count On
91
KinStructured Local Networks
94
Residence and Domestic Organization
95
Generosity and Poverty
106
Women and Men Im Not in Love with No Man Really
109
Mothers and Fathers
110
Fathers and Children
118
Men and Mothers
121

Social Networks
44
Personal Kindreds All Our Kin
46
Motherhood
47
Fatherhood
51
Friendship
58
ChildKeeping Gimme a Little Sugar
63
Statistical Patterns
69
Transaction in Parenthood
74
Conclusion
125
AFDC Case History Survey
134
Outline of Interview Topics
147
Notes
156
Literature Cited
161
Index
170
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