African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families: An Introduction

African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families: An Introduction

By: Patricia Dixon (author)Paperback

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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.

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Patricia Dixon, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Georgia State University. Prior to this position, she served as visiting lecturer at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is past executive director of the National Council for Black Studies and founder and director of the National African American Relationships Institute (NAARI). Dr. Dixon has been an invited speaker and presenter at several conferences, has served on several boards, and has been a featured guest on radio and television talk shows


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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/03/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780415955331
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • ID: 9780415955331
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 0415955335

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