ERIC Number: ED389767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Mental Health, Racism, and Sexism.
Willie, Charles V., Ed.; And Others
This volume, successor to the 1973 volume "Racism and Mental Health," presents a range of perspectives on mental health, prejudice, and discrimination. Contributors are of multiracial, multiethnic, and gender-diverse backgrounds. They use their existential experiences to analyze pressing mental health and mental illness issues. Contributions include: (1) "Connections between Racism and Mental Health" (Castellano B. Turner and Bernard M. Kramer); (2) "Sexism and Women's Psychological Status" (Patricia Perri Rieker and M. Kay Jankowski); (3) "The Decline of Public Mental Health in the United States" (Elaine R. Brooks, Maria Zuniga, and Nolan E. Penn); (4) "Racial, Ethnic, and Mental Illness Stereotypes: Cognitive Process and Behavioral Effects" (John Townsend); (5) "Racism and African American Adolescent Development" (James P. Comer); (6) "Transracial Adoptions" (Joyce A. Ladner and Ruby M. Gourdine); (7) "Teenage Motherhood" (Constance Willard Williams); (8) "Inner-City Community Mental Health: The Interplay of Abuse and Race in Chronically Mentally Ill Women" (Elaine (Hilberman) Carmen); (9) "Lives in Jeopardy: Women and Homelessness" (Ellen L. Bassuk); (10) "Turbulence on the College Campus and the Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis" (Charles Vert Willie and Jayminn Sulir Sanford); (11) "Stress Analogs of Racism and Sexism: Terrorism, Torture, and Disaster" (Chester M. Pierce); (12) "Sex and Gender as Critical Variables in Psychotropic Drug Research" (Jean A. Hamilton); (13) "Training for Culturally Appropriate Mental Health Services" (Harriet P. Lefley and Evalina W. Bestman); (14) "Women's Mental Health: Research Agenda for the Twenty-first Century" (Nancy Felipe Russo); and (15) "A Brief History of the Center for Minority Group Mental Health Programs at the National Institute of Mental Health" (Bertram S. Brown and K. Patrick Okura). References follow each chapter. (Contains 27 figures and 10 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Ethnic Groups, Homeless People, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Psychological Characteristics, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Stereotypes, Urban Problems, Urban Youth
University of Pittsburgh Press, 127 Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (clothbound: ISBN-0-8229-3869-3, $49.95; paperback: ISBN-0-8229-5549-0, $22.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
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