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Ethnic Families in America: Patterns and Variations, 5th Edition

By Roosevelt H Wright, Charles H. Mindel, Thanh Van Tran, Robert W. Habenstein

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 22, 2011

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A mosaic of ethnic groups
 
Reflecting the social and political dynamics in the United States, this edited volume offers an inclusive look at multicultural diversity in the U.S. with extensive coverage of the family life styles, traditions and values of seventeen American ethnic groups.

 

Providing unique and personal insights, each chapter is written by a contributing author representing a particular ethnic group and is structured in a similar pattern - covering the historical background, key ethnic cultural components, traditional and current ethnic family characteristics, and changes and adaptations to the ethnic family and culture. The book is suitable for undergraduate courses in Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Minority Groups, Social Work with Minority Groups, and Race and Ethnicity.

 

Learning Goals
Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Have a better understanding at the multicultural diversity of families in the United States
  • Have a deeper understanding of family life styles, traditions, and values of a wide range of ethnic families in America

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Table of Contents

Preface

Contributors

 

Part I: Setting the Stage

 

Chapter 1: Diversity Among American Ethnic Minorities

Roosevelt Wright

Charles H. Mindel

Jeanette R. Davidson

 

Chapter 2: A “Then and Now” Overview of the Immigrant Family in America

Charles A. Mindel

Robert W. Habenstein

 

Part II: European Ethnic Families

 

Chapter 3: The Irish-American Family

Patricia J. Fanning

 

Chapter 4: The Greek-American Family

Anna Karpathakis

 

Chapter 5: The Italian-American Family

Danielle Battisti

 

Chapter 6: The Polish-American Family

Mary Patrice Erdmans

 

Part Three: Hispanic / Latino Ethnic Families

 

Chapter 7: The Mexican-American Family

Rosina M. Becerra

 

Chapter 8: The Cuban-American Family

Zulema E. Suárez

Rose M. Perez

 

Chapter 9: The Puerto Rican-American Family

Lirio K. Negroni

 

Chapter 10: The Dominican-American Family

Ramona Hernandez

 

Part IV: Asian American Ethnic Families

 

Chapter 11: The Korean-American family

Pyong Gap Min

Chigon Kim

 

Chapter 12: The Vietnamese-American Family

Thanh Van Tran

Phu Tai Phan

 

Chapter 13: The Chinese-American Family

Morrison G. Wong

 

Chapter 14: The Japanese-American Family

Arthur Sakamoto

ChangHwan Kim

Isao Takei

 

Chapter 15: The Filipino-American Family

Carl L. Bankston III

 

Chapter 16: The Asian Indian-American Family

Uma A. Segal

 

Part V: Historically Subjugated Ethnic Families

 

Chapter 17: The African-American Family

Dwain A. Pellebon

 

Chapter 18: The Native American Indian Family

Robert John

 

Part VI: Socio-Religious Ethnic Families

 

Chapter 19: The Jewish-American Family

Charles H. Mindel

Bernard Farber

Bernard Lazerwitz

 

Chapter 20: The Amish-American Family

Donald B. Kraybill

Gertrude Enders Huntington

 

Chapter 21: The Mormon-American Family

David C. Dollahite

 

Chapter 22: The Muslim-American Family

Bahira Sherif Trask

 

Index

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