Offering a trenchant analysis of the effect that culture has in determining our perceptions - and expectations - of health care, this provocative volume challenges traditional, Westernized, medical models. The author surveys various aspects of the health education domain, discusses the elements that inform an educational diagnosis of health behaviour and considers the cultural appropriateness of health behaviour in general.
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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 CONTEXTCulture, Health Promotion and DevelopmentCommunicating Health within CultureDeveloping Culturally Appropriate Health ProgramsPART TWO: REPRESENTATION AND DIFFERENCE IN HEALTH PROMOTIONHealth, Healing and Medicine as Cultural ConstructsAfrican Women's Health and the Confluence of Patriarchal and Western HegemoniesThe Cultural Production of Healthy Children and YouthContextualizing the Health Praxis of African-AmericansApproaches to Health Promotion Beyond the Fin de Siecle