Black Extended Family by Elmer P. Martin
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Black Extended Family
By Elmer P. Martin

The Black Extended Family

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Black Extended Family by Elmer P. Martin

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Misunderstood and stereotyped, the black family in America has been viewed by some as pathologically weak while others have acclaimed its resilience and strength. Those who have drawn these conflicting conclusions have gnerally focused on the nuclear family-husband, wife, and dependent children. But as Elmer and Joanne Martin point out in this revealing book, a unit of this kind often is not the center of black family life. What appear to be fatherless, broken homes in our cities may really be vital parts of strong and flexible extended families based hundreds of miles away-usually in a rural area. Through their eight-year study of some thirty extended families, the Martins find that economic pressures, including federal tax and welfare laws, have begun to make the extended family's flexibility into a liability that threatens its future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226507972
ISBN-10: 0226507971
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Pages: 140
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1980
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Elmer P. Martin

Elmer P. Martin is professor of social work at the Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Joanne Mitchell Martin is Director of the Learning Skills Center at Coppin State College, Baltimore, Maryland.

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