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Contemporary Ethnic Families in the United States: Characteristics, Variations, and Dynamics

 
 
 
 
Contemporary Ethnic Families in the United States: Characteristics, Variations, and Dynamics
Author: Nijole V. Benokraitis
ISBN 13: 9780130893260
ISBN 10: 130893269
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2001-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $146.60
 
 

Designed to increase readers' awareness of healthful family processes across and within ethnic households, this book features 45 accessible, non-technical articles on 9 substantive family-related issues. Organized by topics rather than ethnic groups, it features selections that examine the intersections of social class, age, sexual orientation, gender differences, and intragroup variations. It provides selections that are representative of the increasing "heterogeneity of diversity" of contemporary ethnic families in the U.S.

Features representative articles on five ethnic groups—African-Americans (including African and Caribbean families); Latinos (including Cuban-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and Puerto Rican-Americans); Asian-Americans (including Korean-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Filipino-Americans, Pacific Islanders, Vietnamese-Americans, Cambodian-Americans, Indian Americans, and Laotian-Americans); American Indians; and Middle Eastern Americans (including Arab-Americans and Muslim families). Explores the ethnic families' characteristics, variations, and dynamics in terms of socialization, gender roles, marriage and communication, parenting, work and discrimination, social class, violence and other family crises, separation and divorce, and family caregiving and aging.

For professionals in healthcare and practitioners who work with ethnic families.

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This anthology presents recent articles on African American, Latino, Caribbean, Asian, and Middle Eastern American families. Articles were selected for readability and recent data, and show how ethnic families change over time as they interact with the dominant culture. Some articles compare ethnic family structures with non-Latin white families. Articles examine both large and small immigrant populations, and reflect a mixture of national-level surveys and in-depth analysis based on small studies, presenting a variety of research approaches to show students the many ways in which social scientists collect data. This work lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)