Family Ethnicity: Strength in Diversity

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SAGE, Apr 20, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 400 pages
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Family ethnicity involves the unique family customs, proverbs, and stories that are passed on for generations. This volume provides extensive information about the various cultural elements that different family groups have drawn upon in order to exist in the United States today. The sections cover Native American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Mexican American and Spanish, African American, Muslim American, and Asian American families.

 

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Contents

Strengths That Come From Diversity
3
Reframing Family Ethnicity in America
15
And How Are the Children? Diversity
19
The American Indian Experience
63
Struggles
72
Contemporary Issues in the Urban American
94
Native Hawaiian Families
107
Parenting
121
Contemporary Muslim Women and the Family
213
Continuity and Change Among Vietnamese Families
225
Intergenerational Relationships Among Chinese
235
The Ethnic Socialization of Chinese American Children
252
Korean Immigrants Marital Patterns
277
Social Practice With teople of Color
293
Challenges for the 21st Century
319
References
325

Myths and Reality
135
The Transmission of Cultural Values
153
An Empirical
171
African American Females as Primary Parents
191
Author Index
371
Subject Index
381
About the Editor
393
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About the author (1999)

Harriette Pipes McAdoo is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, Department of Family and Child Ecology.  Previously, she was Professor at Howard University in the School of Social Work and Visiting Lecturer at Smith College, the University of Washington, and the University of Minnesota.  She is a Director of the Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family; was a National Adviser to the President of the White House Conference on Families; was former President and Board Member of the National Council on Family Relations; and was a member of the Governing Council of the Society for Research in Child Development.  She was the first person honored by the National Council on Family Relations with the Marie Peters Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership, and Service in the Area of Ethnic Minority Families.  Dr. McAdoo received her B.A. and M.A. from Michigan State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and she has done post-doctoral studies at Harvard University.  She has published on racial attitudes and self-esteem in young children, Black mobility patterns, coping strategies of single mothers, and professional Kenyan women and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe.  She is editor of Black Children: Social, Educational, and Parental Environments, Second Edition (2002, SAGE) and Family Ethnicity: Strength in Diversity, Second Edition (1999, SAGE), as well as Young Families, Program Review, and Policy Recommendations.  She is coauthor of Women and Children, Alonge and in Poverty.  She has four children and four grandchildren.

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