Balance: Advancing Identity Theory by Engaging the Black Male Adolescent

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Lexington Books, 2008 - Social Science - 148 pages
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Scholarly research and depictions within popular culture present black males largely on the basis of their being caricatures_ entities that extend not far beyond stereotypical celluloid, televised explanations, print articles, and selective hip-hop commentary. Even within institutions and among individuals that are assumed to have the best interest of the black male at center, there is often an inability to consider them past a faux orbit of one-dimensionality. Balance is unique in that it approaches Black males from a well-rooted personality perspective within context and utilizes discourse analysis in attempts at advancing identity theory.
  

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Contents

Thinking toward Theory
7
Underpinnings
19
Model Development Placing Constructs
39
Orchestration
55
Beginning
67
Epilogue
77
Appendix 1
79
Appendix 2
89
Appendix 3
91
Appendix 4
95
Selected Bibliography
97
Index
115
About the Author
117
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

David Wall Rice is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Morehouse College.

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