African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families: An by Patricia Dixon

By Patricia Dixon

African American Relationships, Marriages, and households is a traditionally and culturally based textual content designed for dating, marriage and kinfolk educators and therapists who paintings with African American singles and undefined. whole with various workouts, the ebook is helping singles and bring up their self-awareness, associate expertise and recognize, and appreciation for distinction. It additionally is helping foster powerful verbal exchange and clash solution talents, exhibiting readers how one can strengthen and continue fit relationships, marriages, and households. No flooring is left exposed in Dixon’s considerate and regarded research.

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231). Gender in the African American Slave Family During slavery African American males and females as chattel were reduced to units of labor, and instruments for the purpose of breeding. Neither therefore had control over their own bodies or their own lives, while their children could be sold away at whim. This created gender dynamics contrary to the prevailing ideologies. With regard to labor, African American women were genderless; that is, they were expected to perform as full hands just like African American men (Davis, 1983).

Society. And finally, he used the deficit model to understand the African American family.  In this study Hill found five strengths of African Americans to be: ◾ Strong kinship bonds—characterized by extended families and strong kinship networks, where African Americans informally adopt 80% of children without parents, incorporate fictive kin into their families, are instrumental in reducing child abuse, offer aid to family members, and provide family and other community services. ◾ Flexible family roles—characterized by adaptable roles and egalitarian patterns.

In response to this was the 19th Century Club Women’s Movement, lead by African American women in which the goal was to address not only the needs of African American women, but those of African American men and children. Some noted African American women who worked arduously for both African American and women rights during this period were Anna Julia ­Cooper, who authored A Voice from the South, Mary Church Terrell, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Fannie Barrier Williams, St.

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