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This lively interdisciplinary book on 'complex households' in six U.S. ethnic groups uniquely combines rich ethnographic description conveying the 'sights and smells' of fieldwork with theory-linked overviews and Census 2000 data. It explores interac … weiterlesen
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Titel: Complex Ethnic Households in America
Autor/en: Laurel Schwede

ISBN: 0742546365
EAN: 9780742546363
9:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Case Laminate on Creme w/Gloss Lam.
Sprache: Englisch.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU

9. Februar 2006 - gebunden - 358 Seiten

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This lively interdisciplinary book on 'complex households' in six U.S. ethnic groups uniquely combines rich ethnographic description conveying the 'sights and smells' of fieldwork with theory-linked overviews and Census 2000 data. It explores interactions of household structure, ethnicity and gender, also illuminating factors affecting formation and dissolution of complex households, which are increasingly important as family and ethnic diversity - and immigration - grow. It's valuable for student and professional sociologists, anthropologists, demographers, research methodologists, policymakers and interested public.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Chapter 1 The Way We Live: Complex Ethnic Households in America Chapter 2 The First Arrivals: Navajo and Inupiaq Eskimos Chapter 3 I Live Here and I Stay There: Navajo Perceptions of Households on the Reservation Chapter 4 Household Adaptive Strategies among the Inupiat Chapter 5 The Recent Arrivals: Latinos and Koreans Chapter 6 Household Structure and Its Social and Economic Functions among Korean American Immigrants in Queens, New York: An Ethnographic Study Chapter 7 Making Ends Meet: The Complex Household as a Temporary Survival Strategy among New Latino Immigrants to Virginia Chapter 8 The African Americans and Whites Chapter 9 African American Households in Transition: Structure, Culture, and Self-definition Chapter 10 Not the Typical Household: Whites in Rural New York Chapter 11 Gender, Economy, and Kinship in Complex Households among Six U.S. Ethnic Groups:Who Benefits? Whose Kin? Who Cares? Chapter 12 Who Lives Here? Complex Ethnic Households in America

Portrait

Laurel Schwede is a research social scientist in the Statistical Research Division at the U.S. Census Bureau. Rae Lesser Blumberg is the William R. Kenan, Jr. professor of sociology at the University of Virginia. Anna Y. Chan is a research social scientist in the Statistical Research Division at the U.S. Census Bureau.

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This is a gem of a book. It not only makes a significant contribution to scholarship, but is enjoyable to read. With its unusual combination of ethnography, demography, and theoretical insights, the book would be useful in a variety of courses?includingethnic studies, anthropology, demography, and especially, the sociology of the family. Further, it contains an important message for social scientists, policy makers, and others who take it for granted that census bureau classifications of household andfamily structure and relationships are hard, objective data, valid for the entire population... Contemporary Sociology This book is both important and topical. Highly recommended. CHOICE This important book opens the door to a rarely studied social world:complex households among six American ethnic groups. Its unique combination of fascinating ethnographies linked to census data on national and local family patterns introduces us to people who live in households very different from Ozzie and Harriet, and illuminates the rich complexity of multifaceted families at the intersections of ethnicity, gender, and domicile. This innovative text will be useful for a wide range of fields: sociology, demography, anthropology, ethnic studies, family studies, gender studies, and research methods. -- Sharon Hays, University of Southern California This book is an important contribution to the fields of ethnic, gender, and family studies. [It] is a beautiful demonstration of an inherent problem in social research. ..the clash between the researcher's conceptualizations and the subjects' worldviews...[It] will teach the reader much more than just complex household formation. It is also a colorful and effective lesson on field research and techniques... A solid piece of work that teaches a lot about household formation at the beginning of the 21st century. Journal Of Official Statistics The book is a must-read for multicultural educators and scholars who work with and desire to gain in-depth understanding of the particular ethnic populations in and outside the studied communities. This book would also be particularly helpful to social scientists who are interested in combining census and ethnographic data in a meaningful cultural analysis of ethnic communities. International Journal Of Multicultural Education Households containing non-nuclear members are becoming increasingly common, and if current trends hold, represent a significant shift in household and family relations in twenty-first century America. This important book gives an in-depth view of how these complex households vary across ethnic groups, illustrating the mosaic of patterns that is changing American society. -- Randall Collins, Dorothy Swaine, University of Pennsylvania This is a gem of a book. It not only makes a significant contribution to scholarship, but is enjoyable to read. With its unusual combination of ethnography, demography, and theoretical insights, the book would be useful in a variety of courses-including ethnic studies, anthropology, demography, and especially, the sociology of the family. Further, it contains an important message for social scientists, policy makers, and others who take it for granted that census bureau classifications of household and family structure and relationships are hard, objective data, valid for the entire population. Contemporary Sociology Unique... this volume should command the attention of family researchers, particularly those of a qualitative nature, for its unique concentration on comparison. American Journal of Sociology, November 2008
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