Charles Willie and Richard Reddick's A New Look at Black Families has introduced thousands of students to the intricacies of the Black family in American society. Using a case study approach, Willie and Reddick show the varieties of the Black family experience and how those experiences vary by socioeconomic status. The sixth edition has been re-organized and updated throughout. The new Part III: Cases Against and for Black Men and Women unites two chapters from previous editions into a cohesive discussion of stereotypes and misunderstandings from both scholars and the mass media. Also, a new chapter on the Obama family offers support for cross-gender and cross-racial mentoring, and it demonstrates the value of extended family relations.
Charles V. Willie, Ph.D., is the Charles W. Eliot Professor of Education emeritus at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Richard J. Reddick, Ed.D., is assistant professor of educational administration at The University of Texas at Austin.
Part 1 Conceptual Approach to the Study of Black Families Chapter 2 1. Introduction Chapter 3 2. Family Life and Social Stratification Part 4 Analyses of Black Families by Social Class Chapter 5 3. Middle-Class Black Families Chapter 6 4. Working-Class Black Families Chapter 7 5. Low-Income Black Families Chapter 8 6. Social Classes and Family Adaptation: A Comparative Analysis Part 9 Cases Against and For Black Men and Black Women Chapter 10 7. The Case For and Against Black Males Chapter 11 8. The Myth of the Black Matriarchy Part 12 Alternative Pathways to Success Chapter 13 9. Maternal Mentoring Models Chapter 14 10. Paternal Mentoring Models Chapter 15 11. Family Goals and Practices Among Same-Gender Parents Chapter 16 12. The Egalitarian Family Part 17 Black Families and the Social System Chapter 18 13. Social and Economic Supports for Black Family Life Chapter 19 14. The Complex and Interesting Family Life of Barack Obama: The First Black President of the United States Part 20 Summary, Conclusions and References Chapter 21 15. Summary and Conclusions