by Wade W. Nobles, Ph.D. and Lawford L. Goddard, Ph.D
This text, which is rooted in basic research designed to critique black family scientific scholarship, provides the field with a much needed set of guidelines for understanding the strengths, weaknesses, capabilities, and inabilities of science and research in relation to the Black family. Indeed the text gives us that initial license and authority to approach the task of questioning the questions, critiquing the critiques, and interpreting the interpretations from a black cultural perspective. This book serves as an important instrument in correcting the misconception and misinformation about Black family life. The authors argue cogently that continued use of non-Black oriented scholarship and techniques to understand Black reality will only result in the continued reinforcement of the belief that the black family is an imperfect product of America.
This book will be extremely useful to scholars in the area of social and behavioral science in general and Black studies in particular.
Paperback: 137 pages