African American Families
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Section I describes the African American family, including unique features, family structure, diversity, where they live, historical and contemporary influences on their lived experiences, and theoretical and methodological approaches to studying African American families. In Section II, readers learn about processes, adjustments, and well-being within African American families. Coverage includes parents’ influences on children’s physical, mental, and academic well-being, as well as religion and spirituality. The final section highlights diversity among African American families with chapters on African American fathers, grandparents raising grandchildren, and families with children in the child welfare system. Each chapter features learning objectives, discussion questions, and a section titled “Did You Know?” which draws attention to unique, forgotten, or thought-provoking facts about African American families.
African American Families is an ideal textbook for courses in African American studies, cultural and ethnic studies, sociology, psychology, social work, and education, and for practitioners, researchers, and others interested in the African American family.
Read the Cognella Author Spotlight of Faye Belgrave, Trenette Clark Goings, and Heather Jones to learn about what inspired them to write African American Families: Research, Theory, and Practice.
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Dr. Saundra Collins, Professor of Psychology, Montclair State University
"African American Families offers a thorough investigation of structure, identities, social problems, and unique socialization processes that may impact the development of black families. Power structures shaped during slavery, movements and via institutional policies, inherited values, and opportunity structure are infused throughout the text. Research, theory, and practice are approached using race appropriate terminology and centered cultural narratives of resilience. The authors present a perfect blend of history, sociology, and psychology, and apply micro, mezzo, and macro level theoretical analyses and methodologies in a way that is precedented for the study of African American families. The social psychological and socio-cultural implications introduced about parenting are key for exploring the treatment of young black children in society. Further, several spatial contexts including urban, city, and metro locations are detailed in ways that are critical for surveying racial identity. Those presented in the text allow readers to understand varied distinctions between social and cognitive development of African American family members."
Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic, Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity; Chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice; Associate Professor of Sociology
"During a time when American society finally recognizes that 'Black Lives Matter,' African American Families: Research, Theory, and Practice provides insight on the role that Black families play in shaping Black lives. Belgrave, Clark Goings, and Jones offer a cogent historical and empirically driven perspective of African American families, their experiences, and their resilience in the face of adversity. Highlighted is the heterogeneity of African American families and the cultural, societal, and contextual factors shaping them. The book uses a strength-based view to emphasize how African American families often 'make a way out of no way' to survive and thrive. With its learning objectives, 'Did you Know?' features, and discussion questions in each chapter, the book is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about African American families and the contributions they make to society in general and Black lives in particular. African American Families: Research, Theory, and Practice concretizes the importance of African Americans, and through a comprehensive review, confirms that 'African American families matter.'"
Jocelyn Turner-Musa, Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson, Morgan State University, Department of Psychology