African American Identity: Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience

African American Identity: Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience
Author: Jas M. Sullivan
Language English
Pages: 441
ISBN10: 0739171747
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 5.00
ISBN13: 9780739171745
Published: April 26th 2012 by Lexington Books

Jas M. Sullivan and Ashraf M. Esmail's African American Identity: Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience is a collection which makes use of multiple perspectives across the social sciences to address complex issues of race and identity. The contributors tackle questions about what African American racial identity means, how we may go about quantifying it, what the factors are in shaping identity development, and what effects racial identity has on psychological, political, educational, and health-related behavior. African American Identity aims to continue the conversation, rather than provide a beginning or an end. It is an in-depth study which uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to explore the relationship between racial identity and psychological well-being, effects on parents and children, physical health, and related educational behavior. From these vantage points, Sullivan and Esmail provide a unique opportunity to further our understanding, extend our knowledge, and continue the debate.