Family and work are major, integrally related dimensions of social life which affect the well-being and success of family members. As social institutions, family and work are also avenues where social inequality may be understood as a major element in the distribution of social, cultural, and economic resources and sites where inequality is perpetuated, negotiated, and contested. In this book, editors Durr and Hill focus on African Americans, navigating the terrain of race, work, and family, and examining persistent barriers to equality and ways in which Blacks have sought to become an integral part of the American economy.
Marlese Durr is associate professor of sociology at Wright State University. She is the author of The New Politics of Race : From Du Bois to the 21st Century. Shirley A. Hill is professor of sociology at the University of Kansas. She is the author of numerous books including, most recently, Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships.
Chapter 1 Is Discrimination Dead? Chapter 2 What is Racism? The Racialized Social System Framework Chapter 3 The Blacker the Berry: Gender, Skin Tone, Self-esteem, and Self-Efficacy Chapter 4 The Family-Work Interface in African American Families Chapter 5 (Re)Envisioning Cohabitation: A Commentary on Race, History, and Culture Chapter 6 No More Kin Care?: Changes in Black Mothers' Reliance on Relatives for Child Care, 1977-94 Chapter 7 Supporting Poor Single Mothers: Gender and Race in the U.S. Welfare State Chapter 8 Racial Differences in Labor Market Outcomes among Men Chapter 9 Reversal of Fortune: Explaining the Decline in Black Women's Earnings Chapter 10 Stereotypes and Realities: Images of Black Women in the Labor Market Chapter 11 Identifying the Unique Needs of The Urban Entrepreneurs: African Americans Skill Set Development Chapter 12 Trends in Self-Employment Among White and Black Men During the Twentieth Century