Sometimes Rhythm, Sometimes Blues: Young African Americans on Love, Relationships, Sex, and the Search for Mr. Right

Sometimes Rhythm, Sometimes Blues: Young African Americans on Love, Relationships, Sex, and the Search for Mr. Right

by Taigi Smith
     
 


Today’s women expect it all: a successful career, an understanding and equally successful mate, and children--all wrapped up in a white picket fence. But recent studies show that while black women have ascended to form a new middle class and have attained success in the business sector, black men haven’t followed suit. Perhaps as a result, with…  See more details below

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Today’s women expect it all: a successful career, an understanding and equally successful mate, and children--all wrapped up in a white picket fence. But recent studies show that while black women have ascended to form a new middle class and have attained success in the business sector, black men haven’t followed suit. Perhaps as a result, with other sociological and economic factors at play, many successful sistahs are having trouble finding a partner to call their own. This groundbreaking anthology explores the many reasons why--analyzing materialism and financial expectations, single motherhood, bling bling culture, media representations of African-American gender roles, missing fathers, incarcerated partners, and more--and offers hope from women who have beaten the odds. Writers including Kevin Powell and Victor LaValle weigh in on the men’s side in a "Talking Back" section, while female contributors include Kiini Ibura Asalaam, Shawn E. Rhea, Shani O’Neal, and Asha Bandele.

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In an effort to clarify the state of relationships in the black community, network news journalist Smith has assembled 25 mostly unfamiliar writers who bare their souls, discussing burning issues like marriage, infidelity, and single parenting. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580050968
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/09/2004
Series:
Live Girls Series
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.78(d)

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