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Health and Culture
Beyond the Western Paradigm


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April 1995 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Offering a trenchant analysis of the effect that culture has in determining our perceptions - and expectations - of health care, this provocative volume challenges traditional, Westernized, medical models. The author surveys various aspects of the health education domain, discusses the elements that inform an educational diagnosis of health behaviour and considers the cultural appropriateness of health behaviour in general.
 
PART ONE: THEORIZING HEALTH AND CULTURE IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT
 
Culture, Health Promotion and Development
 
Communicating Health within Culture
 
Developing Culturally Appropriate Health Programs
 
PART TWO: REPRESENTATION AND DIFFERENCE IN HEALTH PROMOTION
 
Health, Healing and Medicine as Cultural Constructs
 
African Women's Health and the Confluence of Patriarchal and Western Hegemonies
 
The Cultural Production of Healthy Children and Youth
 
Contextualizing the Health Praxis of African-Americans
 
Approaches to Health Promotion Beyond the Fin de Siecle

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Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, PhD

Collins Airhihenbuwa is Professor and Head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health at the Pennsylvania State University. His research interest is health and culture and he is the author of the PEN-3 model and co-author of critical race theory applied to public health. His work has informed ways of addressing the intersection of culture, race and health in many NIH -funded projects and he has facilitated research collaborations, institutional partnerships, and mentoring of junior faculty from underrepresented groups at various institutions domestically and globally. Dr. Airhihenbuwa is currently collaborating with colleagues at several... More About Author

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