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9780061319822

All Our Kin Strategies For Survival In A Black Community

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    9780061319822

  • ISBN10:

    0061319821

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1983-08-04
  • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS

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Summary

"This landmark study debunked the misconception that poor families were unstable and disorganized. Here is the chronicle of a young white woman's sojourn into The Flats, an African-American ghetto comm"

Author Biography

Carol B. Stack is professor of women's studies and education at the University of California at Berkeley. The author of All Our Kin and numerous articles on poverty and social policy, she is also past president of the Society for Urban Anthropology. She was awarded the Prize for Critical Research in 1995 from the Society for the Anthropology of North America. She has received Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Russel Sage Fellowships. She returns often to a home in North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii(2)
Introduction ix
1. The Flats
1(21)
The Setting
1(4)
The Research Scene
5(6)
My Home Base
11(11)
2. Black Urban Poor
22(10)
Stereotypes Versus Reality
22(5)
An Anthropological Approach
27(5)
3. Swapping: "What Goes Round Comes Round"
32(13)
The Obligation to Give
34(6)
The Rhythm of Exchange
40(3)
Social Networks
43(2)
4. Personal Kindreds: "All Our Kin"
45(17)
Motherhood
46(4)
Fatherhood
50(7)
Friendship
57(5)
5. Child-Keeping: "Gimme a Little Sugar"
62(28)
Statistical Patterns
68(5)
Transactions in Parenthood
73(17)
6. Domestic Networks: "Those You Count On"
90(18)
Kin-Structured Local Networks
93(1)
Residence and Domestic Organization
94(1)
The Domestic Network of Magnolia and Calvin Waters
94(11)
Generosity and Poverty
105(3)
7. Women and Men: "I'm Not in Love with No Man Really"
108(16)
Mothers and Fathers
109(8)
Fathers and Children
117(3)
Men and Mothers
120(4)
8. Conclusion WRITTEN IN COLLABORATION WITH JOHN R. LOMBARDI
124(9)
Appendix A: AFDC Case History Survey 133(13)
Appendix B: Outline of Interview Topics 146(9)
Notes 155(5)
Bibliography: Literature Cited 160(9)
Index 169

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