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Race and Ethnicity: Cultural Roles, Spiritual Practices and Social Challenges
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Editors: Jonathan K. Crennan
Book Description:
The term race or racial group usually refers to the categorization of humans into populations or groups on the basis of various sets of heritable characteristics. The physical features commonly seen as indicating race are salient visual traits such as skin color, cranial or facial features and hair texture. Consequently, an ethnic group is a group of humans whose members identify with each other, through a common heritage that is real or assumed. Ethnic identity is further marked in the recognition from others of a group's distinctiveness and the recognition of common cultural, linguistic, religious, behavioral traits as indicators of contrast to other groups. Ethnicity is an important means through which people can identify themselves. This book presents and reviews important data on race and ethnicity.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Undoing the Toxic Doings of Race and Racism in a ‘Post-Race’ North America, pp. 1-59
(Ransford Danso, School of Community and Liberal Studies, Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Brampton, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 2. Cultural Understanding in EFL Reading in Argentina: A Threshold of Cultural Awareness of Otherness, pp. 61-112
(Melina Porto, National University of La Plata and CONICET, Argentina)

Chapter 3. The Possible Selves of Diverse Adolescents: Content and Function across Gender, Race and National Origin, pp. 113-135
(Daphna Oyserman, Stephanie Fryberg, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Challenges of Ethnicity in Organizational Interaction: The Role of Language Use in Expatriate Management, pp. 137-158
(Jakob Lauring, David S. Guttormsen, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, Denmark, and others)

Chapter 5. Second Generation Immigrant Students, Socioeconomic Status, Cultural Roles and New Challenges, pp. 159-177
(Carol Schmid, Professor of Sociology, Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, North Carolina)

Chapter 6. Racial Disparities in the Medical Care of Women with Breast Cancer, pp. 179-196
(M.S. Simon, N. Petrucelli, T.L. Albrecht, Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State Univeristy, Detroit, Michigan, and others)

Chapter 7. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension and Diabetes Ascribed to Differences in Obesity Rate, pp. 197-216
(Ike S. Okosun, John M. Boltri, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, and others)

Chapter 8. Internet Use and Cancer: The Impact of the Internet for Those with Cancer and from Racial/Ethnic Groups and/or Low Literacy Populations, pp. 217-231
(Joshua Fogel, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York)

Chapter 9. Ethnicity, Cultural Roles and their Relevance for Clinical Psychology: The Example of Posttrauma Adjustment and Psychopathology, pp. 233-248
(Birgit Kleim, Laura Jobson, King’s College London, United Kingdom, and others)

Chapter 10. Race Matters: Maltreatment Identification and Impact among High Risk Adolescents, pp. 249-266
(Omar G. Gudino, Lisa L. Liu, Anna S. Lau, University of California, Los Angeles, California)

Chapter 11. Addressing Mental Health Disparities: A Preliminary Test of the Multicultural Assessment Intervention Process (MAIP) Model, pp. 267-283
(Glenn Gamst, Richard Rogers, Aghop Der-Karabetian, Richard H. Dana, University of La Verne, La Verne, California, and others)

Chapter 12. Influence of Physical and Sedentary Activity Preferences on Body Mass Index for Urban African American Youth, pp. 285-301
(Michelle B. Stockton, Barbara S. McClanahan, Nicole Saffer, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee)

Chapter 13. An Understanding of Health, Culture, and Ethnicity within the Context of History, pp. 303-317
(Faisal Aboul-Enein, College of Nursing, Texas Woman’s University, Houston, Texas, USA)

Chapter 14. The Liberalism of American Jews, pp. 319-334
(David Verbeeten, Pembroke College, Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Chapter 15. Ethnic Differences in Cultural and Family Processes in Mexican, Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican and Central South American Families Living in the United States, pp. 335-348
(Judith C. Baer, MiSung Kim, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey)

Chapter 16. The Effect of Ethnicity on the Incidence of Foot Complications in Diabetes Mellitus in Egypt, pp. 349-361
(Mamdouh El-Nahas, Mansoura University, Egypt)

Chapter 17. Cancer Generated Facial Disfigurement: Ethnicity, Culture and Social Challenges, pp. 363-371
(Alessandro Bonanno, Bita Esmaeli, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, and others)

Chapter 18. Race-Based Studies: The Slippery Slope of Pharmacogenetics?, pp. 373-379
(Yvonne C. Lee, Elizabeth W. Karlson, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA)

Chapter 19. Ethnicity, History and Mental Health in Brazil, pp. 381-385
(J.R.M. Oliveira, M.B.R. Souza, Keizo Asami Laboratory (LIKA) – Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife-PE, Brazil, and others)

Index

   Series:
      Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10, 406pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-099-2
   Status: AV
  
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