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The Black Extended Family


Misunderstood and stereotyped, the black family in America has been viewed by some as pathologically weak while others have acclaimed its resilience and strength. Those who have drawn these conflicting conclusions have gnerally focused on the nuclear family--husband, wife, and dependent children. But as Elmer and Joanne Martin point out in this revealing book, a unit of this kind often is not the center of black family life. What appear to be fatherless, broken homes in our cities may really be vital parts of strong and ...

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The Black Extended Family
1980, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226507972

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The Black Extended Family
1978, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226507965

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