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LaShawnda Pittman’s Book Published! Grandmothering While Black (UC Press)

Posted: 2/27/2023 (CSDE Research)

Check out CSDE Affiliate Lashawnda Pittman’s new book “Grandmothering While Black: A Twenty-First-Century Story of Love, Coercion, and Survival“. In this book Lashawnda explores the complex lives of Black grandmothers raising their grandchildren in skipped-generation households (consisting only of grandparents and grandchildren). She prioritizes the voices of Black grandmothers through in-depth interviews and ethnographic research at various sites—doctor’s visits, welfare offices, school and day care center appointments, caseworker meetings, and more. Through careful examination, she explores the various forces that compel, constrain, and support Black grandmothers’ caregiving. Let’s congratulate Dr. Pittman on this awesome achievement!

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