Whether you are a member of a multiracial/interfaith family, the father of a same-sex bride, or the mother of an adopted daughter from China, the author offers suggestions for mixed families overcoming emotional obstacles at holidays, and rituals for birth, coming of age, marriage, death, and other significant life events. She also gives tips on appropriate behaviour when attending a variety of unfamiliar ethnic and religious life-cycle events. She advises on 'Ethnice-ities' - what to wear, how to act, what gifts to give and explains the significance of the ceremonies. This is a perfect resource to guide you through the details of diverse cultural celebrations.
Norine Dresser is a professional consultant, speaker, folklorist, and educator. From 1993 to 2001, she wrote the award-winning "Multicultural Manners" column for the Los Angeles Times. Norine has been interviewed on the Voice of America and numerous other radio and TV shows. She lives in Los Angeles.
Celebrations in Interfaith Families; Celebrations in Multiracial Families; Celebrations in the GLBT Communities; Birth Celebrations; Birthday Anniversaries; Coming of Age Celebrations; Marriage Celebrations; Death Celebrations; Looking for More Information?; Index.