Stress and Resilience: The Social Context of Reproduction in Central Harlem by Leith MullingsStress and Resilience: The Social Context of Reproduction in Central Harlem by Leith Mullings

Stress and Resilience: The Social Context of Reproduction in Central Harlem

byLeith Mullings, Alaka Wali

Paperback | September 18, 2012

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Documenting the daily efforts of African Americans to protect their community against highly oppressive conditions, thisground-breakingvolume chronicles the unique experiences of black women that place them at higher risk for morbidity and mortality - especially during pregnancy.Stress and Resilience: The Social Context ofReproduction in Central Harlemexamines the processes through which economic circumstances, environmental issues, and social conditions create situations that expose African American women to stress and chronic strain. Detailing the individual and community assets and strategies used to address these conditions, this volume provides a model methodology for translating research into public health and social action.
Based on interactive community partnered research,Stress andResilience: The Social Context of Reproduction in Central Harlem
  • Facilitates more exact hypotheses about the relationship between risk factors, protective factors and reproductive health;
  • Furnishes a better understanding of chronic disease patterns and suggests more effective interventions to reduce rates of infant mortality;
  • Incorporates the voices of the community and of women themselves through their own words and actions;
  • Sheds light on epidemiologic research and intervention protocols;
  • Examines the social context in which reproductive behaviors are practiced;
  • Provides a holistic framework in which to understand infant mortality;
  • And more.
Filling a large gap in the literature on the social context of reproduction this important monograph offers indispensable information for public health researchers, program planners, anthropologists, sociologists, urban planners, medical providers, policy makers, and private funders.
Title:Stress and Resilience: The Social Context of Reproduction in Central HarlemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:210 pagesPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1461355206

ISBN - 13:9781461355205

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Table of Contents

1. Reproductive Health, Harlem, and Research. 2. Where People Live: The Environmental Context of Reproduction. 3. Where People Work: The Economic Context of Reproduction . 4. Social Support and Reproductive Health. 5. Health Care Delivery and Reproductive Health. 6. Race, Class, Gender, and Health. Appendix: Community Profile Charts. References. Index.