African Americans in the South: Issues of Race, Class and Gender

African Americans in the South: Issues of Race, Class and Gender

By: Hans A. Baer (editor), Yvonne M. Jones (editor)Hardback

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This volume reflects a new commitment by American anthropologists to engage in what has been called the anthropology of racism: the analysis of systems of inequality based on biological differences. Comprising 9 papers and related commentary, ""African Americans in the South"" examines racism, class stratification and sexism as they bear on the African-American struggle for social justice, equality and cultural identity in the South. The essays fall into three broad categories: economic survival strategies, health and reproductive problems and religious responses to the larger society. Essays in the first category discuss African-American teen pregnancy and mutual aid societies. The second group focusses on health practices and knowledge among blacks in a Georgia town, African-American midwifery in North Carolina, an AIDS education program in a Tennessee city and eating habits in rural North Carolina. The essays in the last category emphasize the diversity of the African-American religious experience by focussing on black Pentecostals, Jews and Mormons in the South.

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  • ISBN13: 9780820313764
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780820313764
  • ISBN10: 0820313769

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