Love's Revolution: Interracial Marriage (Paperback)Maria P. P. Root (author)
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Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
"In a time when race is much discussed yet less understood, Root's painstaking analysis of people who are challenging the meaning of race in America reads like a breath of fresh air. Through meticulous scholarship and an array of fascinating first-person narratives, Root provides one of the most comprehensive and insightful analyses of interracial marriage thus far. Love's Revolution makes a distinctive and important contribution to contemporary scholarship on race and ethnicity."
-Patricia Hill Collins, University of Cincinnati, author of Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice
"Maria Root's Love's Revolution provides a frank examination of the challenges that racial intermarriage entails. At the same time it offers insights into the transformative power of love on the individuals in these relationships and points to the revolutionary potential this transformation holds for re-envisioning the pursuit of a more equitable society."
-G. Reginald Daniel, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
"This is the most valuable, practical book available on interracial marriage. Maria Root has done the reading public a service in writing Love's Revolution. It is a careful, social and psychological study of the growing phenomenon of interracial marriage. Her writing is open and accessible.... She examines ideas about factors that have been thought to encourage or discourage interracial marriages, to make them more or less successful than other sorts of marriages. All of this with scholarly integrity and humane wisdom."
-Paul Spickard, Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Mixed Blood: Intermarriage and Ethnic Identity in 20th-Century America and co-editor of We Are a People (Temple)
"Maria Root has given us extraordinary insight into the social and historical forces that both strain and strengthen interracial marriages. In remarkably revealing interviews with wives and husbands, as well as their families and friends, she documents the complexity of life 'on exhibit' and the abiding power of love."
-M. Belinda Tucker, Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, and author of The Decline of Marriage Among African Americans
"A practical guide to meeting the challenges that sometimes arise in interracial marriage."
"Maria Root's writing is clear and accessible. She presents an overview not available elsewhere, and she utilizes an effective systems-organizational theory model that is very helpful in presenting reasons why some families embrace interracial marriages while other reject it. Her book addresses many complex issues in a truly scholarly style and it is based on strong empirical research and careful documentation."
-Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
"This book can help us understand the reasons why persons of different races and opposing cultures choose to marry in spite of the stereotypes that can negatively influence the success of their marriage and the objective problems that mixed couples encounter...Thank to the engaging life stories that [Root] reports, the book is pleasant to read without being 'light'."
-The Journal for the Study of Marriage and Spirituality
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