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The identity of mixed parentage adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8988274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Theories about "black identity" are discussed in relation to a study of adolescents with one white and one African or African-Caribbean parent. Interview findings on their racial self-definition, attitudes to their mixed parentage, and allegiance to black and white people and cultures reveal a wide range of racial identities and cultural allegiances. Differences are related to type of school, social class, and the degree of politicisation of the young person's attitudes to race. The findings are discussed in relation to the issue of interracial adoption and fostering, and to recent debates about the concept of an "essential" black identity.
B Tizard; A Phoenix
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0021-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-21     Completed Date:  1997-02-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375361     Medline TA:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1399-410     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Birkbeck College, London, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology*
European Continental Ancestry Group / psychology*
Family Characteristics
Parents / psychology*
Personality Assessment
Personality Development*
Social Adjustment
Social Identification*

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