© 2002

Successful African-American Men

From Childhood to Adulthood


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pages 1-4
  3. Pages 5-11
  4. Pages 13-19
  5. Pages 21-47
  6. Pages 49-72
  7. Pages 97-108
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 112-136

About this book


Statistics emphasize that one out of every five men is incarcerated. The background experiences of dysfunctional black men are often explored while few studies focus on the motivating triggers for high achieving black men.
Successful African American Men: From Childhood to Adulthood is a unique study of the nurturing behavioral settings that high achieving black men used as adolescents and examines whether social capital played a role in helping them negotiate their way out of disadvantage. Equally important, is how these settings accommodated the men's diversity, complexity, and the influence of black culture, and reconciled it to their ability to respond and cope with mainstream America.
This volume will be of interest to psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and others interested in the rich diversity of experience found within communities of color.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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