Inequality and African-American health : how racial disparities create sickness / Shirley A. Hill.

Author
Hill, Shirley A. (Shirley Ann), 1947- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Policy Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description
1 online resource (v, 194 pages)

Details

Subject(s)
Summary note
"This book shows how living in a highly racialized society affects health through multiple social contexts, including neighborhoods, personal and family relationships, and the medical system. Black-white disparities in health, illness, and mortality have been widely documented, but most research has focused on single factors that produce and perpetuate those disparities, such as individual health behaviors and access to medical care. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive perspective on health and sickness among African Americans, starting with an examination of how race has been historically constructed in the US and in the medical system and the resilience of racial ideologies and practices. Racial disparities in health reflect racial inequalities in living conditions, incarceration rates, family systems, and opportunities. These racial disparities often cut across social class boundaries and have gender-specific consequences. Bringing together data from existing quantitative and qualitative research with new archival and interview data, this book advances research in the fields of families, race-ethnicity, and medical sociology"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Print version record.
ISBN
  • 9781447322832 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1447322835 ((electronic bk.))
Statement on Language in Description
Princeton University Library aims to describe Library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view