African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families: An Introduction / Edition 1

African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Patricia Dixon
     
 

African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families is a historically and culturally centered text designed for relationship, marriage and family educators and therapists who work with African American singles and couples. Complete with numerous exercises, the book helps singles and couples increase their self-awareness, partner awareness and

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African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families is a historically and culturally centered text designed for relationship, marriage and family educators and therapists who work with African American singles and couples. Complete with numerous exercises, the book helps singles and couples increase their self-awareness, partner awareness and respect, and appreciation for difference. It also helps foster effective communication and conflict resolution skills, showing readers how to develop and maintain healthy relationships, marriages, and families. No ground is left uncovered in Dixon’s thoughtful and considered analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415955331
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families in Cultural Perspective: Understanding African American Relationships, Marriages and Families. African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families in Historical Perspective. Feminized Men and Masculinized Women?: Gender. What’s Love Got to Do With It?: Love, Attachment, and Life Cycle Changes. “Queen Mother” to Mammy, Matriarch, “Hoochie” and “Ho”: Dilemmas of African American Womanhood. “Prince of Gods and Men” to Uncle Tom, Coon, Pimp, and Player: The Dilemmas of African American Manhood. Soul Mates or Soul Misfits? Dating and Choosing a Partner. Sexual Healing. TLC: Talking and Listening with Care. Money Matters. Soul Food or Slave Food?: A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Relationship. The Spiritual Journey. References. Index.

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