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We Want for Our Sisters What We Want for Ourselves : African American Women Who Practice Polygyny by Consent
by Patricia Dixon-Spear


Overview - Polygyny -- the practice of having multiple wives -- has existed since ancient times and is still practiced in many countries throughout the world. In this book, Dr. Patricia Dixon argues that the practice is one the African American community should adopt as well.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Polygyny -- the practice of having multiple wives -- has existed since ancient times and is still practiced in many countries throughout the world. In this book, Dr. Patricia Dixon argues that the practice is one the African American community should adopt as well. According to Dixon, the concept of monogamy was spread by Christianity and created an unrealistic and romanticized notion of marriage that leaves many women, especially African American women, unfulfilled and unsupported. She offers many reasons to support polygyny, most importantly, the shortage of available African American men. Through extensive interviews, she offers an insider's look at polygynous marriages, showing readers its benefits and disadvantages, interpersonal dynamics, how financial, sexual, and parental responsibilities are determined, and the legal, moral, and cultural challenges that must be overcome in order to make polygynous marriage possible within American society.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781580730402
  • ISBN-10: 158073040X
  • Publisher: Black Classic Press
  • Publish Date: June 2009
  • Page Count: 312
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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