African American Identity: Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience, edited by Jas M. Sullivan and Ashraf M. Esmail, is a multidisciplinary exploration of the African American racial identity. The contributors to this volume cover a broad spectrum of disciplines, exploring questions like what is racial identity, how do we quantify it, and what effects do racial identity have on psychological, political, educational, and health-related behavior.
Jas M. Sullivan is an assistant professor of political science and African and African American studies at Louisiana State University. Ashraf M. Esmail is an assistant professor in social sciences at Southern University at New Orleans.
Part 1. Theoretical and Methodological Issues in African American Racial Identity Chapter 1. Forty Years of Cross' Nigrescence Theory: From Stages to Profiles, From African Americans to All Americans Chapter 2. The Conceptualization and Measurement of Racial Identity and Racial Identification within Psychology Chapter 3. African American Racial Identity Research in Political Science: The Need for a Multidimensional Measure Part 2. African American Racial Identity and Psychological Well-Being Chapter 4. The Effects of Racial Identity on African-American Youth Well-Being: A Clarification of the Research and Meta-analysis Chapter 5. Black Identity and Well-Being: Untangling Race and Ethnicity Chapter 6. Black Racial/Ethnic Identity and Its Impact on Well-Being: Bridging Identity Theory and Racial/Ethnic Identity Research Chapter 7. When Racial Identity Matters: Stressful Events and Mental Health in Rural African American Adolescents Part 3. African American Racial Identity and Physical Health Chapter 8. The Role of African American Racial Identification in Health Behavior Chapter 9. Vascular Depression and African Americans: A Population at Risk Part 4. African American Racial Identity Development and Effects on Parents and Children Chapter 10. Black Like Me: The Race Socialization of African American Boys by Nonresident Fathers Chapter 11. Toward a Model of Racial Identity and Parenting in African Americans Chapter 12. African American Children's Racial Identification and Identity: Development of Racial Narratives Part 5. African American Racial Identity and Influence on Educational Behavior Chapter 13. Racial Identity as a Buffer to Discrimination among Low Income African American Adolescents: An Examination of Academic Performance Chapter 14. The Congruence Between African American Students' Racial Identity Beliefs and their Academic Climates: Implications for Academic Motivation and Achievement Chapter 15. The Influence of African American Racial Identity on Standardized Test Performance Chapter 16. An Exploration of Racial Identity among Black Doctoral Students Involved in Cross-Race Advising Relationships Chapter 17. The Relationship between African American Males' Collegiate Peer Support Groups and Their Racial Identity Development