Minority Families in the United States

Minority Families in the United States : A Multicultural Perspective

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For courses in Sociology of the Family, Minority Families, Family Development, and Ethnic Families.Written by scholars who share an identity with the minority families they write about, this collection of essays offers a detailed description and analysis of the historical and contemporary forces that have shaped the structure and the role of social class and gender dynamics of the four dominant minority groups-African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American-and their sub-populations in the United States.show more

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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 16mm | 430.91g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130165581
  • 9780130165589

About Ronald L. Taylor

Ronald L. Taylor is Professor of Sociology and Vice Provost for Multicultural Affairs at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He is coauthor and editor (with Doris Y. Wilkinson) of The Black Male in America: Perspectives on His Status in Contemporary Society (1977) and African American Youth: Their Social and Economic Status in the United States (1995). He has published widely on African American families, youth, and gender.show more

Table of contents

Contributors. Preface. Minority Families in America: An Introduction, Ronald L. Taylor. I. AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES IN THE U.S. 1. Black American Families, Ronald L. Taylor. 2. West Indian Families in the U.S., Robert E. Millette. 3. Headquarters and Subsidiaries: Haitian Immigrant Family Households in New York City, Michel S. Laguerre. II. HISPANIC AMERICAN FAMILIES IN THE U.S. 4. Tradition and Transition in Mexican-Origin Families, Maxine Baca Zinn and Angela Y.H. Pok. 5. The Puerto Rican Family, Hector Carrasquillo. 6. Cuban American Families, Lisandro Perez. III. ASIAN AMERICAN FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATES. 7. Chinese American Families, Evelyn Nakano Glenn with Stacey G.H. Yap. 8. Japanese American Families, Dana Y. Takagi. 9. Vietnamese Families, Nazli Kibria. 10. Korean American Families, Pyong Gap Min. 11.Rules, Role, and Realities: Indo-American Families in the U.S., Bandana Purkayastha. IV. NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATES. 12. American Indian Families, Michael Yellowbird and C. Matthew Snipp. V. MINORITY FAMILIES AND SOCIAL CHANGE. 13. Minority Families and Social Change, Ronald L. Taylor. Index.show more

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