African American acculturation: deconstructing race and reviving culture

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Sage Publications, Mar 28, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 182 pages
Should African Americans be defined as a race or as an ethnic (cultural) group? If the latter, what role does culture play in their lives and how can it be measured?

This groundbreaking book argues that African Americans should be classed as a cultural group, and presents a unique scale for measuring the group's acculturation - the degree of assimilation into the dominant culture. The volume features empirical studies exploring the role of culture and acculturation in African-American behaviour, health and psychology.

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Toward a Theory of African American Acculturation
Development and CrossValidation of
Acculturation and Physical Health

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Hope Landrine, PhD, is the Director of Multicultural Research at the American Cancer Society, Behavioral Research Center. She is an internationally known disparities researcher, and is widely regarded as a leading authority on health and cancer disparities among minorities and women. Dr. Landrine has received five national awards for her disparities research, including the American Psychological Association Dalmas Taylor Award for Lifetime, Distinguished Contributions to Research on Ethnic Minority Health, and the 2006 American Psychological Association Fellow, Division 38, for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology. She is also the Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, San Diego State University. Dr. Landrine is the author of more than 100 publications including 6 textbooks and has obtained more than $10 million in research grants.

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