Are urban black families nuclear?: a comparative study of black and white South African family norms

dc.contributor.authorRussell, Margo
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-22T11:55:52Z
dc.date.available2016-04-22T11:55:52Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.date.updated2016-04-22T11:52:36Z
dc.description.abstractIt has been repeatedly argued that black South Africans are in the process of transition from an extended lineage-based consanguinal family system to a Western style nuclear conjugal system (for example, Nzimande, 1987; Clark and van Heerden, 1992; Steyn, 1993a; Amoateng, 1997).? To date, most of the debate over this supposed transition has focused on household composition (see, most recently, Ziehl, 2001).? Another way of assessing this supposed transition is to examine the strength of verbal commitment to Western conjugal family norms.? This Working Paper reports on research into such commitment. A set of thirteen statements about appropriate family behaviour was devised (see further Russell, 1999) and used to compare the responses of three groups of South Africans: urban whites, urban blacks and rural blacks.? The implicit hypothesis of the exercise was that urban blacks would respond like rural blacks rather than like urban whites: that, in matters of family and kinship, urban blacks are more likely to share norms about appropriate behaviour with rural blacks (on the basis of a shared distinctive African cultural approach to kinship) than with urban whites (on the basis of a shared urban experience).en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationRussell, M. (2002). <i>Are urban black families nuclear?: a comparative study of black and white South African family norms</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19123en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationRussell, Margo <i>Are urban black families nuclear?: a comparative study of black and white South African family norms.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR), 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19123en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationRussell, M. (2002). Are Urban Black Families Nuclear?: A Comparative Study of Black and White South African Family Norms. Centre for Social Science Research, Social Surveys Unit: University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Russell, Margo AB - It has been repeatedly argued that black South Africans are in the process of transition from an extended lineage-based consanguinal family system to a Western style nuclear conjugal system (for example, Nzimande, 1987; Clark and van Heerden, 1992; Steyn, 1993a; Amoateng, 1997).? To date, most of the debate over this supposed transition has focused on household composition (see, most recently, Ziehl, 2001).? Another way of assessing this supposed transition is to examine the strength of verbal commitment to Western conjugal family norms.? This Working Paper reports on research into such commitment. A set of thirteen statements about appropriate family behaviour was devised (see further Russell, 1999) and used to compare the responses of three groups of South Africans: urban whites, urban blacks and rural blacks.? The implicit hypothesis of the exercise was that urban blacks would respond like rural blacks rather than like urban whites: that, in matters of family and kinship, urban blacks are more likely to share norms about appropriate behaviour with rural blacks (on the basis of a shared distinctive African cultural approach to kinship) than with urban whites (on the basis of a shared urban experience). DA - 2002 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2002 T1 - Are urban black families nuclear?: a comparative study of black and white South African family norms TI - Are urban black families nuclear?: a comparative study of black and white South African family norms UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19123 ER - en_ZA
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dc.identifier.vancouvercitationRussell M. Are urban black families nuclear?: a comparative study of black and white South African family norms. 2002 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19123en_ZA
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dc.publisher.departmentCentre for Social Science Research(CSSR)en_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
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