Basic Black

Basic Black

Home Training for Modern Times

Book - 1996
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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, [1996]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780385484343
Branch Call Number: 395.08996 BATES 1996
Characteristics: xx, 473 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Hudson, Karen E.


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