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How to Be : A Guide to Contemporary Living for African Americans - Harriette Cole

How to Be

A Guide to Contemporary Living for African Americans

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Published: 2nd February 2000
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REAL MANNERS FOR REAL LIFE

Etiquette is more than knowing which fork to use. Good manners are the rules that let us find our way in today's rapidly changing maze of lifestyles, customs, and relationships. Anyone who doesn't know these rules is living and working at a real disadvantage.

In "How to Be, " noted author and editor Harriette Cole treats manners as a resource for the empowerment of people of African descent. She offers guidance drawn from the tried-and-true experience and wisdom of our African-American elders, as well as from European mainstream traditions in many areas of life, including:

Family -- immediate, extended, and blended

New codes of dating, love, and sex

Entertaining family, friends, and coworkers in both casual and formal settings

Workplace issues -- from how to resign to what to wear on casual Fridays

Rites of passage, including weddings and funerals

Holiday celebrations like Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Juneteenth and much more

Michael J. Rochon The Philadelphia Tribune Stunning...The essential combination of sound advice and an even sounder advice giver. Ebony An innovative primer...[It] goes beyond the basics to explain how and why these traditions exist in Black America.

Dedication
Invocation
Introduction
Codes of Conduct
Your Spiritual Life
We Are Family
To Be Young
The Dance of Dating
Mirror, Mirror
What You Say?
Beyond Your Doorstep
When You Travel
Breaking Bread
Gifting and Giving Thanks
On the Job
The Almighty Dollar
Political Is Correct
Postscript
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
The Creative Team
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780684863085
ISBN-10: 0684863081
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 2nd February 2000
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1