Resilience among low-income African American youth: An ethnographic perspective

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This commentary uses ethnographic data on low-income African American youth and their families to expand on theoretical discussions of resilience. Substantive findings are presented to highlight the impact of environmental conditions and family characteristics on specific processes. The discussion further considers the methodological contributions of ethnographic research for generating key insights on youth resilience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-229
Number of pages12
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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