Kyle D. Killian
Caversham Booksellers and Columbia University Press
6:30 - 8:30 pm at Caversham Booksellers, 98 Harbord St, Toronto
Kyle D. Killian is a licensed couple and family therapist and associate professor and research associate at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University.
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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