“It Just Kind of Like Falls in Your Hands”: Factors that Influence Black Aunts’ Decisions to Parent Their Nieces and Nephews.

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  • Author(s): Davis-Sowers, Regina
  • Source:
    Journal of Black Studies. May2012, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p231-250. 20p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Black aunts
      Black children
      child welfare system
      decision making
      kinship care providers
    • Abstract:
      Using a modified grounded theory method and Black feminist theory, the author explored the factors that influence the decision-making processes of Black aunts parenting nieces and nephews. Analysis revealed six themes that facilitated beliefs in a lack of agency in the decision-making process: perceptions of a crisis, fulfillment of family obligations, personal identities, faith in God, gendered expectations, and the role of the Black aunt. Findings emphasized the impact of cultural traditions and gendered expectations on the meanings that Black aunts attach to familial roles and the influence of past and current racism on their definitions of the situation. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      6842
    • ISSN:
      0021-9347
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0021934711415243
    • Accession Number:
      72364176
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DAVIS-SOWERS, R. “It Just Kind of Like Falls in Your Hands”: Factors that Influence Black Aunts’ Decisions to Parent Their Nieces and Nephews. Journal of Black Studies, [s. l.], v. 43, n. 3, p. 231–250, 2012. DOI 10.1177/0021934711415243. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=72364176. Acesso em: 23 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Davis-Sowers R. “It Just Kind of Like Falls in Your Hands”: Factors that Influence Black Aunts’ Decisions to Parent Their Nieces and Nephews. Journal of Black Studies. 2012;43(3):231-250. doi:10.1177/0021934711415243
    • APA:
      Davis-Sowers, R. (2012). “It Just Kind of Like Falls in Your Hands”: Factors that Influence Black Aunts’ Decisions to Parent Their Nieces and Nephews. Journal of Black Studies, 43(3), 231–250. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021934711415243
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Davis-Sowers, Regina. 2012. “‘It Just Kind of Like Falls in Your Hands’: Factors That Influence Black Aunts’ Decisions to Parent Their Nieces and Nephews.” Journal of Black Studies 43 (3): 231–50. doi:10.1177/0021934711415243.
    • Harvard:
      Davis-Sowers, R. (2012) ‘“It Just Kind of Like Falls in Your Hands”: Factors that Influence Black Aunts’ Decisions to Parent Their Nieces and Nephews’, Journal of Black Studies, 43(3), pp. 231–250. doi: 10.1177/0021934711415243.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Davis-Sowers, R 2012, ‘“It Just Kind of Like Falls in Your Hands”: Factors that Influence Black Aunts’ Decisions to Parent Their Nieces and Nephews’, Journal of Black Studies, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 231–250, viewed 23 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Davis-Sowers, Regina. “‘It Just Kind of Like Falls in Your Hands’: Factors That Influence Black Aunts’ Decisions to Parent Their Nieces and Nephews.” Journal of Black Studies, vol. 43, no. 3, May 2012, pp. 231–250. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0021934711415243.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Davis-Sowers, Regina. “‘It Just Kind of Like Falls in Your Hands’: Factors That Influence Black Aunts’ Decisions to Parent Their Nieces and Nephews.” Journal of Black Studies 43, no. 3 (May 2012): 231–50. doi:10.1177/0021934711415243.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Davis-Sowers R. “It Just Kind of Like Falls in Your Hands”: Factors that Influence Black Aunts’ Decisions to Parent Their Nieces and Nephews. Journal of Black Studies [Internet]. 2012 May [cited 2020 Nov 23];43(3):231–50. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=72364176