Is marriage for white people? : how the African American marriage decline affects everyone / Ralph Richard Banks

Author(s): Banks, Ralph Richard
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Subjects: Marriage--United States
African Americans--Marriage
African American families
Interracial marriage--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York, N.Y. : Dutton, c2011
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: viii, 289 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2010047353
ISBN: 9780525952015 :$25.95
ISBN: 0525952012
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-277) and index
Contents: The marriage decline -- What has become of marriage? -- The man shortage -- The market -- What about the children? -- Power wives -- Mixed marriages -- Beyond race? -- Desire -- Fear -- Saving black marriage
Summary: Examines a sharp decline in marriage rates among the African-American middle class while analyzing probable causes, tracing the rise of educated and independent black women and evaluating the potential of interracial marriages
OCLC Number: 635459419
ISBN/ISSN: 9780525952015