Home Training for Modern TimesBook - 1996
Some call it polite behavior,or good manners. Others call it proper breeding, but to most African Americans its simply called "home training." Now inBasic Black, authors Karen Grigsby Bates and Karen E. Hudson offer a modern guide for gracious living. Contrary to the more traditional etiquette books that most African Americans may find stodgy, off-putting, and culturally alien,Basic Blackis for real people who live reallives--and addresses many of the issues of a growing black middle class who want to liverichewithout seeming noveau. Straightforward, user-friendly and illustrated with line drawings, Basic Blackincludes all the information any well-mannered person would want to know about the social rites of passage (marriage, birth, christening, death), the new corporate workplace (standard work issues and the more delicate issue of race and its impact in an integrated workplace), various occasions (having guests or being a guest at one's summer home, etc.), and everyday rules and rituals that make living in hectic times a little easier. For singles and families alike,Basic Black takes the mystery out of conventional etiquette and will arm the reader with the ability to be comfortable and confident in just about any situation.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1996
Branch Call Number: 395.08996 BATES 1996
Characteristics: xx, 473 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm