African American Women and HIV/AIDS

African American Women and HIV/AIDS

Author: Dorie J. Gilbert

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275971279

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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AIDS is the second-leading cause of death among African American women between the ages of 18 and 44. African American women constitute 63% of all cases of AIDS among women in the United States. Gathering the collective wisdom of scholars, researchers, and social work professionals, this volume focuses on the primary population of women impacted by AIDS, presenting culturally sensitive responses that meet the specific needs of African American women.

Holding on

Holding on

Author: Alyson O'Daniel

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803288409

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

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In "Holding On," anthropologist Alyson O Daniel analyzes the abstract debates about health policy for the sickest and most vulnerable Americans as well as the services designated to help them by taking readers into the daily lives of poor African American women living with HIV at the advent of the 2006 Treatment Modernization Act. At a time when social support resources were in decline and publicly funded HIV/AIDS care programs were being re-prioritized, women s daily struggles with chronic poverty, drug addiction, mental health, and neighborhood violence influenced women s lives in sometimes unexpected ways. An ethnographic portrait of HIV-positive black women and their interaction with the U.S. healthcare system, "Holding On" reveals how gradients of poverty and social difference shape women s health care outcomes and, by extension, women s experience of health policy reform. Set among the realities of poverty, addiction, incarceration, and mental illness, the case studies in "Holding On" illustrate how subtle details of daily life affect health and how overlooking them when formulating public health policy has fostered social inequality anew and undermined health in a variety of ways."

African American Women and HIV/AIDS

African American Women and HIV/AIDS

Author: Dorie J. Gilbert

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275971287

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 107

AIDS is the second-leading cause of death among African American women between the ages of 18 and 44. African American women constitute 63% of all cases of AIDS among women in the United States. Gathering the collective wisdom of scholars, researchers, and social work professionals, this volume focuses on the primary population of women impacted by AIDS, presenting culturally sensitive responses that meet the specific needs of African American women.

Black Women's Risk for HIV

Black Women's Risk for HIV

Author: Quinn Gentry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136799907

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 282

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An inside look at the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on poor African American women Black Women’s Risk for HIV: Rough Living is a valuable look into the structural and behavioral factors in high-risk environments—specifically inner-city neighborhoods like the “Rough” in Atlanta—that place black women in danger of HIV infection. Using black feminism to deconstruct the meaning and significance of race, class, and gender, this text gives a voice to a unique disenfranchised population and legitimizes their lives and experiences. This important ethnographic study focuses not only on the problems associated with the continued rise in HIV rates among African American women, but provides viable solutions to these problems as well. As we move into the 21st century, unsafe heterosexual contact has become a common route of HIV infection and an overwhelming majority of those infected are women. More and more, these are women of color who reside in poor inner-city neighborhoods. Black Women’s Risk for HIV: Rough Living uses ethnographic methods to define and break down the social, economic, and political factors directly affecting women in high-risk environments. An informative and compassionate rendering of a growing problem, this text offers an inside look at the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on poor African American women and works to link these women’s individual circumstances to the larger social context. Some topics Black Women’s Risk for HIV: Rough Living explores in-depth are: the 20-year change in the Rough—in inner-city Atlanta—from a middle-class African American neighborhood to a high-risk hub of chronic drug users and sellers the history and implementation of the Health Intervention Project (HIP) in the Rough theoretical frameworks that shape the analysis of the impact of this neighborhood as a on the lives of women at high-risk for contracting HIV women’s living arrangements in the Rough and their relation to the structural constraints that place them at risk a living-arrangement-based categorization of women in the Rough—street women and house women—and the defining characteristics of each family relations and the personal histories of women as influential factors women’s intimate partner relationships and motivation for condom use in those relationships mother-child relations and views of parenting that cycle between “hopeful” and “hopeless” mothering the disappearance of work and welfare from the inner-city community and women’s methods of economic survival the meaning and significance of church and religion in the lives of high-risk women four primary methods of reducing HIV risk in these environments and much more! While qualitative health researchers interested in race, class, gender, and behavioral perspectives of HIV risk and protective factors will find Black Women’s Risk for HIV: Rough Living a valuable resource, so too will public health practitioners, medical sociologists, substance abuse and mental health researchers, and graduate students focusing on public health, sociology, community psychology, and women’s health.

A Study of the Lack of HIV/AIDS Awareness Among African American Women

A Study of the Lack of HIV/AIDS Awareness Among African American Women

Author: Betty L. Ragsdale - Hearns

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466948525

Category: Education

Page: 161

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I wrote this dissertation for the School of Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix, Arizona, in 2011. To do the research for the dissertation, I spent quite a bit of time at the Center of Disease Control and Prevention archives as a graduate student. I also interviewed medical doctors and others who knew about the subject matter. Since I wrote this dissertation, there has been more research published that I will continue to research and add to my archival collection. The issues of this dissertation were discussed as the emergent theoretical model and its components, which included implications of research, practice, stigma, burden, advocacy, and awareness. Leadership, education, and community resources were the dominant themes that emerged in the study. The study findings imply an increased need for leaders to present public awareness about the affects HIV/AIDS has on the African American community. Future research should consider the explicit nature of the answers, which benefited the study. The information would be helpful while improving the quality of life available for African American women and would enable leaders to interact with a leadership perspective (USAID, 2009).

Breaking the Fine Rain of Death

Breaking the Fine Rain of Death

Author: Emilie M. Townes

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781597525374

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In 'Breaking the Fine Rain of Death', Emilie Townes focuses on the health care issues affecting African Americans and does so from a womanist perspective by paying attention to race and class as well as gender. Townes describes the lamentable history of health care in African American communities and the disease that affect African Americans disproportionately ÐÐ diabetes, hypertension, low-birthrate babies, and drug-related illnessesÐÐas well as cultural, genetic, and socio-economic factors that account for them. Townes then offers models of care that have worked in some African American communities and that need to be used on a broader scale. She explores healing models sensitive to class and cultural context, and provides practical recommendations relevant to the needs of the Black Church and the African American community.

Black Female Vampires in African American Women’s Novels, 1977–2011

Black Female Vampires in African American Women’s Novels, 1977–2011

Author: Kendra R. Parker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498553186

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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This book critically situates the figure of the black female vampire within literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and critical race studies. It invites readers to take a closer look at the black female vampire figure and how that figure shapes and is shaped by cultural narratives about African American womanhood.

Black Women in Politics

Black Women in Politics

Author: Julia S. Jordan-Zachery

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438470955

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Examines how Diasporic Black women engage in politics. This book explores how Diasporic Black women engage in politics, highlighting three dimensions—citizenship, power, and justice—that are foundational to intersectionality theory and politics as developed by Black women and other women of color. By extending beyond particular time periods, locations, and singular definitions of politics, Black Women in Politics sets itself apart in the field of women’s and gender studies in three ways: by focusing on contemporary Black politics not only in the United States, but also the African Diaspora; by showcasing politics along a broad trajectory, including social movements, formal politics, public policy, media studies, and epistemology; and by including a multidisciplinary range of scholars, with a strong concentration of work by political scientists, a group whose work is often excluded or limited in edited collections. The final result expands our repertoire of methodological tools and concepts for discussing and assessing Black women’s lives, the conditions under which they live, their labor, and the politics they enact to improve their circumstances. Julia S. Jordan-Zachery is Director of Black Studies and Professor of Public and Community Service at Providence College. She is the author of Black Women, Cultural Images, and Social Policy and Shadow Bodies: Black Women, Ideology, Representation, and Politics. Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. She is the author of Gender, Race, and Nationalism in Contemporary Black Politics.