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Title:
Black and single : meeting and choosing a partner who's right for you
Author:
Davis, Larry E.
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Edition:
First Agate edition.
Publication Information:
Evanston, IL : Agate, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiii, 260 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Third edition, completely revised and updated"--Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780972456227
Format :
Book

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Tired of having your search for a romantic partner complicated by the battle of the sexes? Let Dr. Larry E. Davis--a psychologist, social worker, and voice of reason--show you a better way. Now in its revised and updated third edition, Black and Single has been the premier relationship guide for African-Americans for ten years. Filled with entertaining and thought-provoking examples from the real world of dating, it's a practical, one-of-a-kind tool to help you find the partner you've been seeking.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Sociologist Davis fought hard to convince publishers in 1993 that black singles faced a different dating scene than whites, and now he presents the third edition of this landmark book. The professor relays culturally specific advice, in addition to universal dating mantras, on finding and sustaining romance. Backed by his own research among black college students and professionals, Davis explores everything from the coldly formulaic concept of determining one's "Romantic Market Value" to cultural questions on interracial romance and skin color and beauty. Much of the information is geared toward black women, who vastly outnumber men and have, Davis says, increasingly stepped into traditional male roles. Davis probes the sociological nuances of relationships without too much over-racializing, but this analytical look at the "Black romantic market," while provocative, may be too dry for the lay reader. (Dec.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.