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Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501713217

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.001.0001

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The North Carolina Parks

The North Carolina Parks

Near Ties That Bind of Kin and Church

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(p.93) 4 The North Carolina Parks
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Sonya Salamon

Katherine MacTavish

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.003.0005

Trailer parks serve African American families primarily as places to live. Social lives take place among large, close-knit kin networks, or in churches also attended by relatives. Kin importantly provide access to employment or income supports in times of need. In contrast to the integrated contexts of their trailer park, where they attend school, or work, park families experience a segregated world, amongst their church and kin networks. Park parents have large sibling sets, a source of rich supports and resources. Lacking such support a family struggles, but alternatively form fictive kinship ties with people from church or friendship networks.

Keywords:   African Americans, Kin networks, Family churches, Large sibling sets, Fictive kinship, Network resources, Migration

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