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African American Families: Research, Theory, and Practice illuminates the historical and contemporary experiences of African American families in the United States and demonstrates how they have survived and excelled in a nation not established for them.

This comprehensive book presents a multifaceted and unique perspective on the African American family.  Readers learn about practices, adjustments, well-being, and diversity within African American families. Chapters include topics such as African American families in urban spaces, parenting African American children and adolescents, religion and spirituality in African American families, African American family influences on child development and health, and African American fathers, among other topics. 

African American Families is an ideal textbook for courses in African American studies, cultural and ethnic studies, sociology, psychology, social work, and education, and for practitioners, researchers, and others interested in the African American family.  For further  information see Table of Contents.

Watch the Podcast

 Thank you Dr. Alfiee for giving us the opportunity to talk about  Black Youth, Parenting, and Racial Socialization, topics from our book African American families on your Couched in Color podcast.  Your podcast gives  voice and power to so many African American youth and families.   

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African%20American%20Full%20Book_edited.

African American Families: Research, Theory, and Practice illuminates the historical and contemporary experiences of African American families in the United States and demonstrates how they have survived and excelled in a nation not established for them.

This comprehensive book presents a multifaceted and unique perspective on the African American family.  Readers learn about practices, adjustments, well-being, and diversity within African American families. Chapters include topics such as African American families in urban spaces, parenting African American children and adolescents, religion and spirituality in African American families, African American family influences on child development and health, and African American fathers, among other topics. 

African American Families is an ideal textbook for courses in African American studies, cultural and ethnic studies, sociology, psychology, social work, and education, and for practitioners, researchers, and others interested in the African American family.  For further  information see Table of Contents.

BOok Excerpts 

"...African American families have endured enslavement, oppression, and the moral ills of this country. However, African American families are much more than the product of these horrific experiences. A cultural heritage brought from Africa and adapted in the United States has also shaped what the African American family is like today."