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-->A mosaic of ethnic groups

Reflecting the social and political dynamics in the United States, this edited volume offers an inclusive look at multicultural diversity in the U.S. with extensive coverage of the family life styles, traditions and values of seventeen American ethnic groups.

Providing unique and personal insights, each chapter is written by a contributing author representing a particular ethnic group and is structured in a similar pattern - covering the historical background, key ethnic cultural components, traditional and current ethnic family characteristics, and changes and adaptations to the ethnic family and culture. The book is suitable for undergraduate courses in Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Minority Groups, Social Work with Minority Groups, and Race and Ethnicity.

Learning Goals
Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

Have a better understanding at the multicultural diversity of families in the United States
Have a deeper understanding of family life styles, traditions, and values of a wide range of ethnic families in America
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 816.46g
  • Pearson
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 0130918393
  • 9780130918390

Table of contents



Part I: Setting the Stage

Chapter 1: Diversity Among American Ethnic Minorities

Roosevelt Wright

Charles H. Mindel

Jeanette R. Davidson

Chapter 2: A "Then and Now" Overview of the Immigrant Family in America

Charles A. Mindel

Robert W. Habenstein

Part II: European Ethnic Families

Chapter 3: The Irish-American Family

Patricia J. Fanning

Chapter 4: The Greek-American Family

Anna Karpathakis

Chapter 5: The Italian-American Family

Danielle Battisti

Chapter 6: The Polish-American Family

Mary Patrice Erdmans

Part Three: Hispanic / Latino Ethnic Families

Chapter 7: The Mexican-American Family

Rosina M. Becerra

Chapter 8: The Cuban-American Family

Zulema E. Suarez

Rose M. Perez

Chapter 9: The Puerto Rican-American Family

Lirio K. Negroni

Chapter 10: The Dominican-American Family

Ramona Hernandez

Part IV: Asian American Ethnic Families

Chapter 11: The Korean-American family

Pyong Gap Min

Chigon Kim

Chapter 12: The Vietnamese-American Family

Thanh Van Tran

Phu Tai Phan

Chapter 13: The Chinese-American Family

Morrison G. Wong

Chapter 14: The Japanese-American Family

Arthur Sakamoto

ChangHwan Kim

Isao Takei

Chapter 15: The Filipino-American Family

Carl L. Bankston III

Chapter 16: The Asian Indian-American Family

Uma A. Segal

Part V: Historically Subjugated Ethnic Families

Chapter 17: The African-American Family

Dwain A. Pellebon

Chapter 18: The Native American Indian Family

Robert John

Part VI: Socio-Religious Ethnic Families

Chapter 19: The Jewish-American Family

Charles H. Mindel

Bernard Farber

Bernard Lazerwitz

Chapter 20: The Amish-American Family

Donald B. Kraybill

Gertrude Enders Huntington

Chapter 21: The Mormon-American Family

David C. Dollahite

Chapter 22: The Muslim-American Family

Bahira Sherif Trask

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