Following the success of its best-selling predecessors, the Fourth Edition of Harriette Pipes McAdoo's Black Families retains several now classic contributions while including updated versions of earlier chapters and many entirely new chapters. The goal through each revision of this core text has been to compile a book that focuses on positive dimensions of African American families. The book remains the most complete assessment of black families available in both depth and breadth of coverage. Cross-disciplinary in nature, the book boasts contributions from such fields as family studies, anthropology, education, psychology, social work, and public policy.

Kin KeepersSM: Breast Cancer Prevention for African American Women

Kin keepersSM: Breast cancer prevention for African American women
Karen PatriciaWilliams

African American female family relationships are reticulate. That is, mother, grandmother, sisters, and aunts serve as a support system for each other and tutelage is ever present. Their bonds are forged though communication, and their perspective on relationships is not merely a top-down approach, where younger women are learning from their elders. Rather, their communication is knowledge driven. Whoever possesses the knowledge, insight, or experience has the right and is almost obligated to share it with others in the family. Using this dynamic family structure in breast cancer prevention intervention provides an element of hope that may contribute to the closing of the breast cancer mortality gap ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles