The Resource Inequalities and African-American health : how racial disparities create sickness, Shirley A. Hill

Inequalities and African-American health : how racial disparities create sickness, Shirley A. Hill

Label
Inequalities and African-American health : how racial disparities create sickness
Title
Inequalities and African-American health
Title remainder
how racial disparities create sickness
Statement of responsibility
Shirley A. Hill
Title variation
Inequality and African-American health
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Institutionalized racism adversely affects the health of African Americans, and it operates through multiple institutions, e.g., the medical system, the criminal justice system, and families. This book looks at the historic origins of the black health deficit and how it is perpetuated by health policies and interactions. High rates of poverty, joblessness, and neighbourhood segregation also foster poor health among black people, and are associated with a range of health issues. These social conditions are related to illicit drug use and mass incarceration, both of which have significant health implications. This book also explores how the fragility of black families and high rates of non-marriage affect adults and the health consequences of these family patterns for children
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
362.1089/96073
Index
index present
LC call number
RA448.5.N4
LC item number
H55 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Inequalities and African-American health : how racial disparities create sickness, Shirley A. Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-185) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part One: Theorizing social inequalities in health. Race, racism, and health outcomes -- Sickness in 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{u2019}s health -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn961336406
Extent
1 online resource (v, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447322863
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1332/policypress/9781447322818.001.0001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
958889
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37274119
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961336406
  • jstor1447322835

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