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The Resource All our kin: strategies for survival in a Black community, [by] Carol B. Stack

All our kin: strategies for survival in a Black community, [by] Carol B. Stack

Label
All our kin: strategies for survival in a Black community
Title
All our kin: strategies for survival in a Black community
Statement of responsibility
[by] Carol B. Stack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
All Our Kin is the chronicle of a young white woman's sojourn into The Flats, an African-American ghetto community, to study the support system family and friends form when coping with poverty. Eschewing the traditional method of entry into the community used by anthropologists -- through authority figures and community leaders -- she approached the families herself by way of an acquaintance from school, becoming one of the first sociologists to explore the black kinship network from the inside. The result was a landmark study that debunked the misconception that poor families were unstable and disorganized. On the contrary, her study showed that families in The Flats adapted to their poverty conditions by forming large, resilient, lifelong support networks based on friendship and family that were very powerful, highly structured and surprisingly complex
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stack, Carol B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • Poor African Americans
  • Poor blacks
  • Poor
  • African Americans
  • Family Characteristics
  • Poverty
Label
All our kin: strategies for survival in a Black community, [by] Carol B. Stack
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [160]-167
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
749608
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
xxi, 175 pages
Isbn
9780060139742
Lccn
73004126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)370845
Label
All our kin: strategies for survival in a Black community, [by] Carol B. Stack
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [160]-167
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
749608
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
xxi, 175 pages
Isbn
9780060139742
Lccn
73004126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)370845

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