Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness

Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness

By: Shirley A. Hill (author)Paperback

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This is the first book to offer a comprehensive perspective on health and sickness among African Americans, showing how living in a highly racialized society affects health through multiple social contexts. It brings together data from existing quantitative and qualitative research with new archival and interview data, advancing research in the fields of families, race-ethnicity, and medical sociology.

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Professor Shirley Hill teaches courses on the family, medical sociology, social inequality, and qualitative methods at the University of Kansas. Her research examines the implications of social inequalities, especially those based on social class, gender, and race.


Introduction Part One: Theorizing Social Inequalities in Health Race, Racism, and Sickness Slavery and Freedom Part Two: Health and Medicine Health Behaviors in Social Context Medical Care and Health Policy Part Three: Health and Families Economic Decline and Incarceration Love, Sexuality and (Non)Marriage Children's Health

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/10/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781447322825
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781447322825
  • ISBN10: 1447322827

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