African American Children: Socialization and Development in Families

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SAGE Publications, Jun 10, 1999 - Social Science - 192 pages
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In the context of growing diversity, Shirley A. Hill examines the work parents do in raising their children. Based on interviews and survey data, African American Children includes blacks of various social classes as well as a comparative sample of whites. It covers major areas of child socialization: teaching values, discipline strategies, gender socialization, racial socialization, extended families -- showing how both race and class make a difference, and emphasizing patterns that challenge existing research that views black families as a monolithic group.


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Shirley A. Hill is a professor of sociology at the University of Kansas, where she studies family diversity, social inequality, and health care. She is the author of Race, Work, and Family: New Century Values Among African American Men and Women (co-edited with Marlese Durr; Rowman & Littlefield, 2006); Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships (AltaMira, 2005); African American Children: Their Socialization and Development in Families (SAGE, 1999); and other books and articles. Her current research focuses on racial disparities in educational attainment.

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