Survival of the African American Family : The Institutional Impact of U.S. Social Policy


Survival of the African American Family : The Institutional Impact of U.S. Social Policy

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 320 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780275957698
  • DDC分類 306.8508996073

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Challenging widely held beliefs, this provocative book offers nothing less than a blueprint for enhancing the social and economic status of African American families. Despite the implementation of liberal social policies in the 1960s and '70s, successive U.S. administrations continue to dash the hopes and expectations of African Americans, who remain subject to racism and discrimination. Arguing that social policies—and their absence—have affected the stability of the African American family, Jewell refutes the myth of significant progress for African American families emanating from the civil rights era, exposing the myriad reasons why greater advancement toward equality has not occurred in major societal institutions. Attention is focused on the extent to which African American families have been adversely affected by a process of assimilation that was socio-psychological rather than economic. This new edition builds upon the first edition, and is revised and expanded to reflect new and persistent institutional policies and practices of race, gender and class inequality facing African American families. The revised edition explores such issues as racial profiling, capital punishment, police brutality, predatory lending, No Child Left Behind, welfare reform, affirmative action and racial disparities in healthcare, academic achievement and home ownership. Jewell proposes a variety of strategies and policies that are needed to ensure greater social and economic equality and justice for African American families.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Acknowledgments xi
1 Introduction 1 (12)
2 Social Policy and African American Family 13 (26)
3 Informal Social-Support Systems 39 (14)
4 The Era of Liberal Social Policy 53 (24)
5 The Impact of Social and Economic Gains on 77 (28)
African American Families
6 Expectations versus Realization 105(12)
7 The 1980's: A Period of Social Conservatism 117(22)
and Social Reawakening
8 A Reaffirmation of Institutional 139(20)
Exclusivity: Removing the Fa軋de
9 The 1990's: The Decade of Demystification 159(52)
10 The Turbulent Twenty-First Century 211(20)
11 The Future of Social Policy and the African 231(48)
American Family
Bibliography 279(14)
Index 293