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ENG 102: English Composition 102 - Gray: The Nuclear Family

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The Nuclear Family


The resources below examine the links between race, gender, and family relationships. If you want to search for additional resources, the following search terms might help you get started.

Suggested Search Terms:

  • Black families
  • African American families
  • Gender roles African Americans
  • Family unit
  • Nuclear families
  • Single-parent families
  • Patriarchy
  • Feminism


Scholarly Journal Articles

Aird, Enola G. “Toward a Renaissance for the African-American Family: Confronting the Lie of Black Inferiority.” Emory Law Journal, vol. 58, no. 1, 2008, pp. 7–22. EBSCOhost,

Cowdery, Randi S., et al. “Gendered Power in Cultural Contexts: Part II. Middle Class African American Heterosexual Couples with Young Children.” Family Process, vol. 48, no. 1, Mar. 2009, pp. 25–39. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/j.1545-5300.2009.01265.x.

Stewart, Pearl. “You Moved Up, Did You Forget Us?: The Influence of African American Intra-Familial Social Mobility on Extended Family Relationships.” Journal of African American Studies, vol. 19, no. 2, June 2015, pp. 214–232. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s12111-015-9300-6.

Varner, Fatima, and Jelani Mandara. “Discrimination Concerns and Expectations as Explanations for Gendered Socialization in African American Families.” Child Development, vol. 84, no. 3, May 2013, pp. 875–890. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/cdev.12021.


Professor Rhonda Gray

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