After introductions to the study of race, ethnicity, and the family, the book explores various issues such as family structure, divorce, non-marital births, gender roles, racial identity formation, intergenerational roles, grandparenting, care of elders, and more. The book offers specific chapters on racial-ethnic groups including African American, Asian American, Latino American, Middle Eastern American, and Native American, while also discussing white families, multiracial families, the acculturation process, and more. Key updates to the second edition include recent census and survey data, a new chapter on Middle Eastern Americans, new material on multiracial and multicultural families, updated resources, and more.
The second edition of Race and Family is a comprehensive introduction to race and family through a distinctive structural lens. The book provides structural factors, cross-cultural perspectives, and historical overviews that students can use to analyze the whys and ways of family across races and ethnicities.
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