African American Identity: Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience

African American Identity: Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience


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ISBN-13: 9780739171745
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jas M. Sullivan is an assistant professor of political science and African and African American studies at Louisiana State University.

Ashraf M. Esmail is an assistant professor in social sciences at Southern University at New Orleans.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Theoretical and Methodological Issues in African American Racial Identity
Chapter 1. Forty Years of Cross' Nigrescence Theory: From Stages to Profiles, From African Americans to All Americans
Chapter 2. The Conceptualization and Measurement of Racial Identity and Racial Identification within Psychology
Chapter 3. African American Racial Identity Research in Political Science: The Need for a Multidimensional Measure
Part 2. African American Racial Identity and Psychological Well-Being
Chapter 4. The Effects of Racial Identity on African-American Youth Well-Being: A Clarification of the Research and Meta-analysis
Chapter 5. Black Identity and Well-Being: Untangling Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 6. Black Racial/Ethnic Identity and Its Impact on Well-Being: Bridging Identity Theory and Racial/Ethnic Identity Research
Chapter 7. When Racial Identity Matters: Stressful Events and Mental Health in Rural African American Adolescents
Part 3. African American Racial Identity and Physical Health
Chapter 8. The Role of African American Racial Identification in Health Behavior
Chapter 9. Vascular Depression and African Americans: A Population at Risk
Part 4. African American Racial Identity Development and Effects on Parents and Children
Chapter 10. Black Like Me: The Race Socialization of African American Boys by Nonresident Fathers
Chapter 11. Toward a Model of Racial Identity and Parenting in African Americans
Chapter 12. African American Children's Racial Identification and Identity: Development of Racial Narratives
Part 5. African American Racial Identity and Influence on Educational Behavior
Chapter 13. Racial Identity as a Buffer to Discrimination among Low Income African American Adolescents: An Examination of Academic Performance
Chapter 14. The Congruence Between African American Students' Racial Identity Beliefs and their Academic Climates: Implications for Academic Motivation and Achievement
Chapter 15. The Influence of African American Racial Identity on Standardized Test Performance
Chapter 16. An Exploration of Racial Identity among Black Doctoral Students Involved in Cross-Race Advising Relationships
Chapter 17. The Relationship between African American Males' Collegiate Peer Support Groups and Their Racial Identity Development

What People are Saying About This

Beverly Vandiver

African American Identity is a must-read for anyone seeking a scholarly understanding of racial/ethnic identity of Black folks. In one volume, Sullivan and Esmail bring together noteworthy scholars across various disciplines, as well as new scholars. The writings are stimulating and provocative and extend the debate about the conceptualization and measurement of Black identity, as well as its applications across disciplines, sociology, medicine, psychology, and political science.

Kevin Cokley

Sullivan and Esmail have edited one of the most impressive volumes on African American identity in recent memory. The multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of the book, combined with contributions from established scholars as well as emerging scholars in the field, make this book a unique and indispensable reference for scholars, researchers, educators, and practitioners interested in better understanding how racial identity impacts the lives of African Americans.

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