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Description - Interracial Couples, Intimacy, and Therapy by Kyle D. Killian

Grounded in the personal narratives of twenty interracial couples with multiracial children, this volume uniquely explores interracial couples' encounters with racism and discrimination, partner difference, family identity, and counseling and therapy. It intimately portrays how race, class, and gender shape relationship dynamics and a partner's sense of belonging. Assessment tools and intervention techniques help professionals and scholars work effectively with multiracial families as they negotiate difference, resist familial and societal disapproval, and strive for increased intimacy. The book concludes with a discussion of interracial couples in cinema and literature, the sensationalization of multiracial relations in mass media, and how to further liberalize partner selection across racial borders.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231132954
ISBN-10: 0231132956
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kyle D. Killian

Kyle D. Killian, Ph.D., LMFT, is associate professor and scholar at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University, Toronto. A licensed couple and family therapist, he has published books, articles, and chapters on interracial and intercultural couples, immigrant and refugee families, and trauma and resilience. Interculturally married, he lives with his wife, Anna, and their two trilingual sons.

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