African American Perspectives: Family Dynamics, Health Care Issues and the Role of Ethnic Identity


Marian S. Harris, PhD (Editor)
Social Work Program, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA, USA

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status, Health Care Issues, Costs and Access
BISAC: SOC001000

This book contains a compelling collection of work that provides insight into many complexities encountered by contemporary African Americans. The editor introduces this diverse volume of work with a preface that provides background regarding African Americans that sets the stage for the wide range of topics explored in this powerful compendium of work that includes a demographic picture of African Americans.

This edited collection of original chapters by leading scholars from many disciplines and backgrounds brings together work that equally balances theoretical, research, and clinical papers. Each thought provoking chapter provides a wealth of in-depth information for the reader. All of the chapters are unique and very interesting. The book is designed to be interdisciplinary in its appeal. This accessible and comprehensive volume is a great way to explore and expand one’s knowledge base about a broad range of issues that are pertinent to the lives of the 42 million people who are identified as African American in this country today. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Role of Fathers during Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes
(Angela Milton Miller and Carol J. Hogue, Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA)

Chapter 2. African American Families in Kinship Care
(Marian S. Harris, Social Work Program, University of Washington Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, USA)

Chapter 3. Introducing Strengths of African American Families into the Therapy Setting
(LaVerne Bell-Tolliver, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR, USA)

Chapter 4. Parental Socialization in Response to Racism: Implications for Family Health
(Ciara Smalls-Glover, Justin L. Williams, Allana Zuckerman and Dominique Thomas, Georgia State University, GA, USA)

Chapter 5. Theory-Based Strategies to Reduce Drop-Out Rates of Parent Groups for Low-Income and Black Mothers: Families and Schools Together (FAST)
(Lynn McDonald, Middlesex University in London, UK)

Chapter 6. Between Two Worlds: Resilient African American Adolescent Males Navigating Community Violence
(Desmond Upton Patton, University of Michigan, MI, USA)

Chapter 7. Body Image and Body Dissatisfaction in Ethnic Men
(Lisa Smith Kipela, Noga Zerubavel, Andrea Hobkirk, Miriam Feliu, Sapna Doshi, Keisha-Gaye N. O’Garo, Jay Trambadia, Abigail Keys, Labarron K. Hill, Mary Wood, Kai Morgan, Keith E. Whitfield, Martin Binks, John J. Sollers, III and Christopher L. Edwards, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, NC, USA, and others)

Chapter 8. Intimate Partner Problems: Differentiating African American and Caucasian Suicide
(Steven Stack, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA)

Chapter 9. Can Patient-Physician Race Concordance Improve Health Outcomes for African-American HIV Patients? Evidence, Insights, and Implications
(Khary K. Rigg and George Wilson, Department of Mental Health Law & Policy, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA, and others)

Chapter 10. The Perspectives of African American Men on HIV Transmission and Concurrency and their Impact on Family Dynamic Perceptions
(Kimberly A. Parker and Paula M. Frew, Texas Woman’s University, Health Studies Department, TX, USA, and others)

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