Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Sociology (MA)
Sociology and Criminology
Second Committee Member
Black Men, Marriageablity
The project aims to explore Black graduate men's conception of the term Marriageable Man. Traditionally, men's marriageability has been defined by their ability to attain consistent income and or in their ability to provide for a wife or a family (Johnson and Loscocco 2015; King and Allen 2009a). However, there is a need for more holistic marriageability measurements due to the evolution of marriage practices and desires (Coontz 2006, 2007). Marriageability is contextualized through classed definitions and presents different requirements for one's SES standing (Bridges and Boyd 2016). This project seeks to add to the literature by exploring Black men in graduate or professional studies and their understanding(s) of the term Marriageable Man. Due to their unique social standing position as men achieving higher education and as future potential high earners, their perspectives are important to marriageability studies.
Evans, G. (2021). Defining Marriageability: Black Men Graduate Student’s Definition of a Marriageable Man. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4246