ISBN-10:
0803971575
ISBN-13:
9780803971578
Pub. Date:
04/07/1995
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Health and Culture: Beyond the Western Paradigm / Edition 1

Health and Culture: Beyond the Western Paradigm / Edition 1

by Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, PhD
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ISBN-13: 9780803971578
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/07/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Collins Airhihenbuwa is Professor and Head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health at the Pennsylvania State University. His research interest is health and culture and he is the author of the PEN-3 model and co-author of critical race theory applied to public health. His work has informed ways of addressing the intersection of culture, race and health in many NIH -funded projects and he has facilitated research collaborations, institutional partnerships, and mentoring of junior faculty from underrepresented groups at various institutions domestically and globally. Dr. Airhihenbuwa is currently collaborating with colleagues at several universities, including the University of Minnesota, New York University, the University of Maryland, and UCLA to forge a partnership that can further build the capacity of underrepresented minority faculty members domestically and globally.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THEORIZING HEALTH AND CULTURE IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT
Culture, Health Promotion and Development
Communicating Health within Culture
Developing Culturally Appropriate Health Programs
PART TWO: REPRESENTATION AND DIFFERENCE IN HEALTH PROMOTION
Health, Healing and Medicine as Cultural Constructs
African Women's Health and the Confluence of Patriarchal and Western Hegemonies
The Cultural Production of Healthy Children and Youth
Contextualizing the Health Praxis of African-Americans
Approaches to Health Promotion Beyond the Fin de Siecle

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