African-American Children at Church: A Sociocultural by Wendy L. Haight

By Wendy L. Haight

African-American teenagers at Church explores African-American socialization ideals and practices, according to findings of a distinct, four-year lengthy research in a Baptist church in Salt Lake urban, Utah. by means of combining the ethnographic techniques of anthropology with the special naturalistic observations of developmental psychology, Dr Haight offers a wealthy description of exact socialization practices in addition to an interpretation of what these styles suggest to the individuals themselves. in response to huge interviews with profitable African-American adults concerned with young ones, this ebook starts with the exploration of adults' ideals approximately socialization matters targeting the function of faith within the improvement of resilience. Drawing from naturalistic observations of adult-child interplay, the publication then describes genuine socialization contexts and practices that aid to nurture talents in African-American childrens. The textual content makes a speciality of Sunday tuition and comprises narrative practices and styles of adult-child clash and play.

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