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Breaking the fine rain of death : African American health issues and a womanist ethic of care

Author: Emilie Maureen Townes
Publisher: Eugene, Or. : Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2006.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emilie Maureen Townes
ISBN: 1597525375 9781597525374
OCLC Number: 123895534
Notes: Previously published: Continuum Publishers, ©1998.
Description: 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction and acknowledgments: to heal the wounded spirit --
Part 1. Context and pretext. --
1. The formfulness of communal lament --
2. Fragmented efforts: health care in the United States --
3. Shutting down America when collard greens started tasting like water: black health and health care in the United States --
Part 2. Exploring health and health care in black America. --
4. "The doctor ain't taking no sticks": the Tuskegee syphilis study --
5. It's not always just in her head: African American women, health, and health care --
6. And all the colored folks is cursed: the impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans --
Part 3. Communal repentance. --
7. Wounded in the house of a friend: models of care in the African American community --
8. Searching for paradise in a world of theme parks: a womanist ethic of care and healing.
Responsibility: Emilie M. Townes.

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