Black and Single: Meeting and Choosing a Partner Who's Right for You

Larry E. Davis, Author
Larry E. Davis, Author Agate Bolden $13.95 (260p) ISBN 978-0-9724562-2-7
Reviewed on: 11/10/2003
Release date: 11/01/2003
Paperback - 214 pages - 978-1-879360-29-7
Paperback - 238 pages - 978-0-345-42582-9
Open Ebook - 278 pages - 978-1-57284-603-6
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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.
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