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Polygyny ? the practice of having multiple wives ? has existed since ancient times and is still practiced in many countries throughout the world. In this book, Dr. Patricia Dixon argues that the practice is one the African American community should adopt as well. According to Dixon, the concept of monogamy was spread by Christianity and created an unrealistic and romanticized notion of marriage that leaves many women, especially African American women, unfulfilled and unsupported. She offers many reasons to ...

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Overview

Polygyny — the practice of having multiple wives — has existed since ancient times and is still practiced in many countries throughout the world. In this book, Dr. Patricia Dixon argues that the practice is one the African American community should adopt as well. According to Dixon, the concept of monogamy was spread by Christianity and created an unrealistic and romanticized notion of marriage that leaves many women, especially African American women, unfulfilled and unsupported. She offers many reasons to support polygyny, most importantly, the shortage of available African American men. Through extensive interviews, she offers an insider’s look at polygynous marriages, showing readers its benefits and disadvantages, interpersonal dynamics, how financial, sexual, and parental responsibilities are determined, and the legal, moral, and cultural challenges that must be overcome in order to make polygynous marriage possible within American society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580730402
  • Publisher: Black Classic Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2009
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,408,627
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Monogamy only : the trappings of Eurocentrism? 1

Ch. 2 Polygyny 19

Ch. 3 A shortage of African American men : myth or reality? 57

Ch. 4 One who starts a revolt when he learns in a place where God teaches man : a conversation with Trenyaae Bondojia 81

Ch. 5 Divine marriage : African Hebrew Israelite women in polygyny 115

Ch. 6 Ausar Auset Society : women in polygyny 139

Ch. 7 African American Muslim women in polygyny 171

Ch. 8 Stepping up : men with multiple wives 233

Ch. 9 Comparative summary of the three communities 263

Ch. 10 Polygyny : a viable alternative for African American women? 277

Ch. 11 Removing the veil 295

References 301

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  • Posted May 13, 2010

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    This book was written by my mother, Dr. Patricia Dixon. In this book is analyzes the female African American heritage. It is an easy read, and a great and profound affect.

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