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Part I: Historical Conceptualizations of Black Families 1. African American Families: A Historical Note - John Hope Franklin 2. The Nguzo Saba and the Black Family: Principles and Practices of Well-Being and Flourishing - Maulana Karenga and Tiamoyo Karenga 3. Interpreting the African Heritage in African American Family Organization - Niara Sudarkasa Part II. Theoretical Conceptualizations of African American Families 4. Conceptualizations and Research of African American Family Life in the U.S.: Some Thoughts - Jualynne Elizabeth Dodson 5. African American Family Life: An Instrument of Culture - Wade W. Nobles 6. African American Education: A Cultural-Ecological Perspective - John U. Ogbu Part III. Spirituality and Religion in Black Families 7. Religion in African American Families - Harriette Pipes McAdoo 8. Old-Time Religion: Benches Can't Say "Amen" - William Harrison Pipes 9. Sources of Racial Socialization: Theological Orientation of African American Churches and Parents - Pamela P. Martin and Harriette Pipes McAdoo 10. Death in the Family: Historical Description and Funerary Display in African American Families - LaTrese Evette Adkins Part IV. Family Patterns 11. African American Demographic Images - Harriette Pipes McAdoo 12. African American Female-Headed Households: Some Neglected Dimensions - Niara Sudarkasa 13. The Significant Other: Type and Mode of Influence in the Lives of Black Families - Wilhelmina Manns Part V. Socialization Within African American Families 14. Parenting of Young Children in Black Families: A Historical Note - Marie Ferguson Peters 15. The Roles of African American Fathers in the Socialization of Their Children - Jonathan N. Livingston and John L. McAdoo 16. Family First, Then the World: The "Know-It-All" Aunt and Her Three Nephews - Darlene Clark Hine 17. Kin Keepers: Breast Cancer Prevention for African American Women - Karen Patricia Williams 18. Family Therapy: A Help-Seeking Option Among Middle-Class African Americans - Monica Mouton-Sanders Part VI. African American Gender Relations 19. An Overview of Race and Marital Status - Robert Staples 20. In Search of Love and Commitment: Dealing With the Challenging Odds of Finding Romance - Audrey B. Chapman 21. Practices and Attitudes Toward Contraception in the Black Community - Algea Othella Hale Part VII. Family Policies and Advocacy 22. A Portrait of Inequality - Marian Wright Edelman 23. The Impact of Welfare Reform on Black Families - Robert B. Hill

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Harriette Pipes McAdoo is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, Department of Family and Child Ecology. Previously, she was Professor at Howard University in the School of Social Work and Visiting Lecturer at Smith College, the University of Washington, and the University of Minnesota. She is a Director of the Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family; was a National Adviser to the President of the White House Conference on Families; was former President and Board Member of the National Council on Family Relations; and was a member of the Governing Council of the Society for Research in Child Development. She was the first person honored by the National Council on Family Relations with the Marie Peters Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership, and Service in the Area of Ethnic Minority Families. Dr. McAdoo received her B.A. and M.A. from Michigan State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and she has done post-doctoral studies at Harvard University. She has published on racial attitudes and self-esteem in young children, Black mobility patterns, coping strategies of single mothers, and professional Kenyan women and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe. She is editor of Black Children: Social, Educational, and Parental Environments, Second Edition (2002, SAGE) and Family Ethnicity: Strength in Diversity, Second Edition (1999, SAGE), as well as Young Families, Program Review, and Policy Recommendations. She is coauthor of Women and Children, Alonge and in Poverty. She has four children and four grandchildren.

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