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Navigating Interracial Borders: Black-white Couples and Their Social Worlds
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Navigating Interracial Borders: Black-white Couples and Their Social Worlds (Paperback)

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Is love color-blind, or at least becoming increasingly so? Today's popular rhetoric and evidence of more interracial couples than ever might suggest that it is. But is it the idea of racially mixed relationships that we are growing to accept or is it the reality? What is the actual experience of individuals in these partnerships as they navigate their way through public spheres and intermingle in small, close-knit communities? In Navigating Interracial Borders, Erica Chito Childs explores the social worlds of black-white interracial couples and examines the ways that collective attitudes shape private relationships. Drawing on personal accounts, indepth interviews, focus group responses, and cultural analysis of media sources, she provides compelling evidence that sizable opposition still exists toward black-white unions. Disapproval is merely being expressed in more subtle, color-blind terms. Childs reveals that frequently the same individuals who attest in surveys that they approve of interracial dating will also list various reasons why they and their families wouldn't, shouldn't, and couldn't marry someone of another race. Even college students, who are heralded as racially tolerant and open-minded, do not view interracial couples as acceptable when those partnerships move beyond the point of casual dating. Popular films, Internet images, and pomography also continue to reinforce the idea that sexual relations between blacks and whites are deviant. Well-researched, candidly written, and enriched with personal narratives, Navigating Interracial Borders offers important new insights into the still fraught racial hierarchies of contemporary society in the United States.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial discriminationPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: family & relationships Publisher: Rutgers University Press Publication Date: 31/07/2005 ISBN-13: 9780813535869  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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