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

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

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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 focuses 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 focusing on black Pentecostals, Jews and Mormons in the South.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyPhysical anthropology & ethnographyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesEthnic minorities & multicultural studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial discrimination Publisher: University of Georgia Press Publication Date: 01/04/1992 ISBN-13: 9780820313771  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Hans A. Baer is a professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. His books include "The Black Spiritual Movement: A Religious Response to Racism." Yvonne Jones is an associate professor of anthropology and chairperson of the Department of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville. She has conducted extensive research on African American entrepreneurial activities.

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