At a glance:
- Author: Carol B. Stack
- First Published: 1974
- Type of Work: Social criticism
- Genres: Nonfiction, Sociology
- Subjects: African Americans, Child rearing or parenting, Children, Family or family life, Marriage, Friendship, Social life, Poverty or poor people, Inner cities or inner-city life, Unemployment or unemployed workers, Duty, Lower classes, Economic conditions, Gossip, Economic assistance
Form and Content
All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community is an anthropological study of the poorest section of an African American community in a small Midwestern city. Author Carol Stack uses the fictitious names of Jackson Harbor for the city and the Flats for the lower-class community that she studied for three years beginning in 1968. Having studied black migration from the rural South to Northern cities, Stack chose to study the family dynamics of second-generation, poverty-class urban dwellers who depended on welfare benefits from Aid to Families...
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