What progress have African Americans made in corporate America? This book examines the evidence by drawing on studies of almost 200 black corporate managers and their families. A past president of the New York State Council on Family Relations, author Susan D. Toliver, shows that black families have progressed in corporate America, but the inroads are uneven. Toliver takes a penetrating look at how the cultural identity of black families has been influenced by their participation in corporate America. She also suggests that corporations deepen their commitment to cultural diversity, not in name onlyùbut work to emphasize the talents and develop the strengths of the African American community. Black Families in Corporate America explores the following areas: + Shifting gender dynamics within the families of black managers + Changes in approaches to parenting + Issues of racial identity within corporations and the professional black community Black Families in Corporate America will appeal to scholars in ethnic studies, multicultural counseling, family theory, sociology, social work, personnel management, organizational development, and cross-cultural psychology.
Chapter 6: Relocation: Families on the Move
Relocation: Families on the Move
I am so tired of people ringing my doorbell and asking me if the lady of the house is in.
At the beginning of this century, it was quite usual for a young couple to meet, marry, raise their children, and die all within the same city or town. Today, with modern technology and the demands of business and industry, this is much less likely to be the experience of many Americans. According to Blumer (1969, 1982), the structural requirements and characteristics of industrialization include the high physical mobility of workers who are motivated to be mobile to gain the best economic opportunity. Those involved in corporate employ are all too familiar with relocating ...