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Contents Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1. Introduction The Evolution of Intersectionality Theory * Focus and Framework of the Book * Overview of the Book CHAPTER 2. Theorizing Race: The Challenge of Black Progress, Diversity, and Decline The Historic Diversity of African Americans * Coalescing for Racial Equality * Progress, Stagnation and Decline * Theorizing Racism and Racial Disparities * Postmodern Diversity, Divisions, and Debates CHAPTER 3. Perspectives on Black Families: From Pathology to Postmodernism Overview of the Chapter * The Legacy of Slavery Thesis * The Revisionist Perspective * A Postmodern Gender Perspective * The Declining Well-Being of Single Mother Families * Single Mother Families: The Big Picture CHAPTER 4. Love, Marriage and Beyond: The Pursuit of Intimacy Pursuing Gendered Intimacy * Revisioning Love and Gender * Courtship and Marriage in Class Contex * The Love Connection * Marriage: The Culture, Contract and Reality * The Declining Legitimacy of Gendered Marriage * Living Single * Summary CHAPTER 5. In Search of the Village: Black Motherhood in Transition Overview of the Chapter * From Reproductive Mandate to Voluntary Motherhood * Racialized Constructions of the "Good Mother" * Contested Visions of Motherhood * Motherhood in Class and Race Context * The Black Cultural Ethos of Motherhood * Revisiting the Village * Confronting the Challenge of Voluntary and Equitable Motherhood * Summary CHAPTER 6. Social Black Children: The Impact of Social Class An Intersectionality Approach to Child Socialization * The Securely Middle-Class * The Newly Middle-Class * Economically Disadvantaged Families * The Perils of Poverty CHAPTER 7. Gendered Violence: Racial Oppression and the Assault on Black Women Overview of the Chapter * (Re)Discovering Family Violence * Theorizing Intimate Violence * Racial Oppression and Black Masculinity * Beyond Victimized Men: Class and Gender Oppression * Breaking the Silence and Fighting Back CHAPTER 8. Resolutions Research Appendix Bibliography Index About the Author
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African American families.