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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.

The Nguzo Saba and the Black Family: Principles and Practices of Well-Being and Flourishing
The Nguzo Saba and the black family: Principles and practices of well-being and flourishing
MaulanaKarenga and TiamoyoKarenga

The last three decades have brought with them processes and struggles which have challenged in significant ways our understanding of and approaches to concepts and practices of male, female, family, and community. Changes in the economic and political process which disadvantage both Black families and Black people, the waves of womanist and feminist discourse and challenges, the deconstructionist hegemony in the academy, and the media cultivation of practices of racial and personal self-denunciation, self-mutilation, and shameless public self-exposure have all clearly presented and reinforced alternative ways of viewing and engaging these related issues (Boston 2001; Collins ...

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