by Wade W. Nobles, Ph.D.
For the first time in a single place, the seminal theoretical thinking of Dr. Nobles is put forth for our examination and benefit. Not only does this text provide the student of the Black family with a framework for critiquing the field of Black family scholarship, it constructs a unique model for engaging in authentic scientific inquiry from an Afrocentric perspective and demonstrates with original research the application and implications of an Afrocentric theoretical and empirical framework for the examination of Black family life. The theoretical model discussed in this text is the result of over a decade of applied research in the African American culture, value systems, and lifestyles. In effect it is grounded in the experience of one thinker living and studying the “African way” as reflected in African American family life.
This text will, without question, help to guide and fortify the authentic (Afrocentric) thrust in Black family studies. It is of value and interest to all students concerned with unraveling the dynamics of Black family functioning.
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