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African American Single Mothers : Understanding Their Lives and Families - Bette J. Dickerson

African American Single Mothers

Understanding Their Lives and Families

By: Bette J. Dickerson (Editor)

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Published: 1st April 1995
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The African American single-parent family has tended to be a scapegoat for a variety of social problems, ranging from poverty to drug abuse. As a result, there exists much misinformation about this family form. In this collection, the African American matriarchal family is re-evaluated to present a more informed picture of its actual structure and functioning.<P></P><P>From an Afrocentric feminist perspective, contributors examine the history, legal dilemmas, media images and religious values of these families. The roles of children, grandparents, fathers, other support figures and the government are reviewed. This insider view of these households concludes with suggestions of more effective and sensitive policy approaches to this t</P>

Introduction
Centering Studies of African American Single Mothers and Their Families
Female-Headed Households in Sociohistorical Perspective
Women's Life-Affirming Morals and the Cultural Unity of African Peoples
Teenaged Mothers
A Sense of Self
Single Parenting
A Visual Analysis
The Impact of the Law on Single Mothers and the 'Innocent'
African American Children in Single-Mother Families
The Role of the Grandmother in Poor Single-Mother Families and Households
Gender, Poverty, Culture and Economy
Theorizing Female-Led Families
Empowerment Through the 'Ordinary' Knowledge/Scholarship/Policy Nexus
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ISBN: 9780803949126
ISBN-10: 080394912X
Series: Sage Series on Race & Ethnic Relations
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st April 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 14.02  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.31