Contemporary Ethnic Families in the United States: Characteristics, Variations, and Dynamics
©2002 |Pearson | Out of print
Nijole V. Benokraitis, University of Baltimore
©2002 |Pearson | Out of print
A supplementary text for undergraduate courses in Sociology of Family, Marriage and Family; for many race/ethnic relations courses; and in women's studies, social work, and American studies programs.
Designed to increase students' awareness of healthful family processes across and within ethnic households, this text features 45 accessible, non-technical articles on 9 substantive family-related issues. Organized by topics rather than ethnic groups, it features selections that examine the intersections of social class, age, sexual orientation, gender differences, and intragroup variations. Organization parallels chapters in most marriage/family textbooks.
Invites the student to read about different families without being intimidated by statistics. Ex.___
Provides a broad range of family examples. Ex.___
Broadens students' understanding of the increasing “heterogeneity of diversity” of contemporary ethnic families. Ex.___
Parallels the most important issues that many marriage and family courses cover. Ex.___
Shows students how such trends and forces are affecting the structure, dynamics, and options of many ethnic families. Ex.___
Highlights the key issues that students should keep in mind while reading a selection or a set of selections, and helps students “bridge” or contrast the experiences of the various ethnic families. Ex.___
Stimulates students' critical thinking and provides catalysts for class discussions. Ex.___
Encourages further research and reading. Ex.___
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Nijole V. Benokraitis received her Ph.D. is sociology from the University of Texas, Austin. She is currently Professor of Sociology at the University of Baltimore. Dr. Benokraitis has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited Feuds about Families: Conservative, Centrist, Liberal, and Feminist Perspectives; Subtle Sexism: Current Practices and Prospects for Change; Marriages and Families: Changes, Choices and Constraints (3d ed.); Modern Sexism: Blatant, Subtle, and Covert Discrimination (2d ed.); Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology (5th ed.); and Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity: Action, Inaction, and Reaction. She is a member of the editorial board of Women and Criminal Justice, reviews manuscripts for several periodicals, and has published numerous journal articles in the areas of institutional racism, discrimination in government and higher education, and social policy. She has for some time served as a consultant in the areas of sex and race discrimination to women's commissions, business groups, colleges and universities, and state and federal government programs.
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