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You Gotta Deal with It

Black Family Relations in a Southern Community

Theodore R. Kennedy

Publication Date - March 1980

ISBN: 9780195025927

286 pages


At a time when blacks are returning to the South in record numbers, this book offers proof that the stereotypical Southern town--replete with poverty, prejudice, and hopelessness for blacks--still persists despite the civil rights revolution. Presenting an anthropological overview of one community and in-depth analysis of four extended families, this book dispels misconceptions about the Southern black family and shows it to be a coherent, well-defined, and viable structure.


"A sensitive example of the humanistic side of social anthropological research. It is an important contribution to our understanding of black culture, black family life, and the American South."--Charles Wagley, University of Florida, Gainesville

"An important contribution to our understanding not only of black family life but of the special context in which it is lived in the south today."--David M. Schneider, University of Chicago

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