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A Multidisciplinary Bibliography
Health, Medicine and Science
Health and Healing
My Spring Rocking in the sun light, rocking the blues away, rocking in the sun light, rocking the tears away.
Opal Palmer Adisa

Abrums, Mary. "'Jesus Will Fix it After Awhile': Meanings and Health." Social Science Medicine 50 (2000): 89-105.

Anderson, Joan and Kenny McCann. "Toward a Feminist Methodology in Nursing Research: Exploring the Convergence of Post-Colonial and Black Feminist Scholarship." Nurse Researcher 9, no. 3 (2002): 7-27.

Banks-Wallace, Joanne. "Womanist Way of Knowing: Theoretical Considerations for Research with African American Women." Advances in Nursing Research 22, no. 3 (2000): 33-45.

Barbee, Evelyn L. "A Black Feminist Approach to Nursing Research." Western Journal of Nursing Research 15, no. 5 (1994): 495-506.

          . "Race and Class in Nursing Occupations." Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women 3, no. 1 (1986): 41-45.

Barbee, Evelyn L., and Marilyn Little. "Health, Social Class and African-American Women." In Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women, ed. Stanlie M. James and Abena P.A. Busia. New York: Routledge, 1993.

Beauboeuf-Lafontant, Tamara. "Strong Black Women?: Exploring Relationships Between Deviant Womanhood and Weight." Gender and Society 17, no. (February 2003): 111+.

Brown, Diane R., and Verna M. Keith, eds. In and Out: of Our Minds: The Mental Health of African American Women. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.

Christian, Frances M., Cheryl s. Al-Mateen, Carmen T. Webb and Lucia S. Donatelli. "Stress, Coping and the Mental Health of African American Women." In African American Women: An Ecological Perspective, eds. Norma J. Burgess and Eurnestine Brown. New York: Falmer Press, 2000.

Davis, Angela Denise. "Coming Out and Coming Through." Journal of Lesbian Studies 15, no. 1 (2011): 75-82.

Davis, Angela Y. "Racism, Birth Control, and Reproductive Rights." Women, Race, and Class. New York: Random House, 1981. Reprinted in Feminist Postcolonial Theory: A Reader, eds. Reina Lewis and Sara Mills (New York: Routledge, 2003).

          . "Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: The Politics of Black Women's Health." Women, Culture and Politics. New York: Random House, 1989. Originally published under the title "The Politics of Black Women's Health." Vital Signs 5, no. 1 (February 1988).

Dickerson, Bette J, and Nicole Rousseau. "Black Senior Women and Sexuality." In Black Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies, eds. Juan Battle and Sandra L. Barnes. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Universtiy Press, 2010.

Dicks, Barbara A. "African American Women and AIDS: A Public Health/Social Work Challenge." In Women's Health and Social Work: Feminist Perspectives, ed. Miriam Meltzer Olson. New York: Haworth Press, 1994.Published simultaneously in Social Work in Health Care 19, no. 3-4 (1994): 123-143.

Foster, Nena. "Reinscribing Black Women's Position within HIV and AIDS Discourses." Feminism & Psychology 17, no. 3 (Aug. 2007): 323-329.

Gentry, Quinn M. "Black Feminist Theory As Behavior Change Theory and Practice." In Black Women's Risk for HIV: Rough Living. New York: Haworth Press, 2007.

Gomez, Jewell L, and Barbara Smith. "Taking the Home Out of Homophobia: Black Lesbian Health." In The Black Woman's Health Book: Speaking For Ourselves, ed. Evelyn C. White. Seattle: Seal Press, 1994.

Grayson, Deborah R. "Mediating Intimacy: Black Surrogate Mothers and the Law." Critical Inquiry 24, no. 2 (1998). Reprinted in Biotechnology and Culture: Bodies, Anxieties, Ethics, ed. Paul E. Brodwin, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000).

          . "The Racial Model of Genetic Illness Identity: Breast Cancer Research and Black Women." Michigan Feminist Studies no. 11 (1996-97): 1-24.

Hammonds, Evelyn. "Missing Person: African American Women, AIDS, and the History of Disease. In Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, ed. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, New York: New Press, 1995. Originally published in Radical America 20 (1986): 7-23.

Hine, Darlene Clark. "Black Women Physicians in America: The Pioneers, 1864-1925. Hampton University Journal of Ethnic Studies (1985).

          . Co-Laborers in the Work of the Lord: Nineteenth Century Black Women Physicians." In Send Us a Lady Physician: Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920, ed. Ruth J. Abram. New York: W.W. Norton. 1985.

          . "From Hospital to College: Black Nurse Leaders and the Rise of Collegiate Nursing Schools. Journal of Negro Education 51 (Summer 1982).

          . "Opportunity and Fulfillment: Sex, Race, and Class in Health Care Education." Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women 2, no. 2 (1985): 14-19.

hooks, bell. Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery. Boston: South End Press, 1993.

Im, Eun-Ok, Seung Hee Lee, and Wonshik Chee. "Black Women in Menopausal Transition." JOGNN 39, (2010): 435-443.

Iman, Hayat. "The Elizabeth Stone House: A Residential Mental Health Program for Women." Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women 2, no. 2 (1985): 65-68.

Jefferson, Laurie, and Betsey Smith. "A Health Program for Black Incarcerated Women." Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women 2, no. 2 (1985): 60-64.

Lorde, Audre. A Burst of Light: Essays. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1988.

          . " A Burst of Light: Living With Cancer." In I am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, eds. Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy-Sheftall. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

          . The Cancer Journals. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Spinsters Ink, 1988.

Mays, Vickie M., Lerita M. Coleman, and James S. Jackson. "Perceived Race-Based Discrimination, Employment Status, and Job Stress in a National Sample of Black Women: Implications for Health Outcomes". Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 1, no. 3 (1996), 319-329.

McDonald, Katrina Bell. "The Psychosocial Dimension of Black Maternal Health: An Intersection of Race, Gender, and Class." In African Americans and the Public Agenda: The Paradoxes of Public Policy, ed. Cedric Herring. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997.

Morgan, Joan. "'My Best Body'." Essence January 1998, 27-32+.

Mullings, Leith. "Minority Women, Work, and Health." On Our Own Terms: Race, Class, and Gender in the Lives of African American Women. New York: Routledge, 1997.

          . "Resistance and Resilience: The Sojourner Syndrome and the Social Context of Reproduction in Central Harlem." In Gender, Race, Class and Health: Intersectional Approaches, eds. Amy J. Schulz and Leith Mullings. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2006.

Mullings, Leith, and Amy J. Schultz. "Intersectionality and Health: an Introduction." In Gender, Race, Class, and Health: Intersectional Approaches, eds. Amy J. Schultz and Leith Mullings. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2006.

Nelson, Jennifer. "'An act of valor for a woman need not take place inside of her': Black Women, Feminism, and Reproductive Rights." In Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement. New York: New York University Press, 2005.

Obbo, Christine. "HIV Transmission: Men are the Solution." In Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women, eds. Stanlie M. James and Abena P.A. Busia. New York: Routledge, 1993.

Perkins, Margo. "A Model of Liberation?The Reality of Clitoridectomy and its Relevance to Afro-American Women." Sage: A Scholarly Journal on African American Women (Student Supplement 1988): 42-44.

Powers, Retha. "Fat is a Black Woman's Issue." Essence. October 1989, 75, 78, 134, 136.

Price, Kimala. "Hip-Hop Feminism at the Crossroads: Organizing for Reproductive Justice and Beyond." In Home Girls Make Some Noise: Hip Hop Feminsm Antology, eds. Gwendolyn Pough et al. Mira Loma, CA: Parker Publishing, 2007.

Priest, Myisha. "Salvation is the Issue." Meridians: Feminism, Race, and Transnationalism. 8, no. 2 (October 2008): 116-122.

Riley, Sirena. "The Black Beauty Myth." In Colonize This: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. New York: Seal Press, 2002.

Roberts, Amelia, Mary S. Jackson, and Iris Carlton-Laney. "Revisiting the Need for Feminism and Afrocentric Theory when Treating African-American Female Substance Abusers." Journal of Drug Issues 30, no. 4 (Fall 2000): 901-918.

Roberts, Amelia, Mary S. Jackson, and Iris Carlton-Laney. "Revisiting the Need for Feminism and Afrocentric Theory when Treating African-American Female Substance Abusers." Journal of Drug Issues 30, no. 4 (Fall 2000): 901-918.

Ross, Loretta J. "African-American Women and Abortion: 1800-1970." In Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women, eds. Stanlie M. James and Abena P.A. Busia.New York: Routledge, 1993.

          . "African American Women and Abortion: A Neglected History." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 3, no. 2 (1992): 274-284.

          . "A Simple Human Right: The History of Black Women and Abortion." On the Issues 3, no. 2 (1994): 22-25.

Rushing, Andrea Benton. "Hair-Raising." Feminist Studies 14, no. 2 (1988): 325-335.

          . "Surviving Rape: A Morning/Mourning Ritual." In Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women, eds. Stanlie M. James and Abena P.A. Busia.New York: Routledge, 1993. Reprinted in Feminist Theory and the Body: A Reader, eds. Janet Price and Margrit Shildrick, (New York: Routledge, 1999.)

Shambley-Ebron, and Joyceen S. Boyle. "New Paradigms for Transcultural Nursing: Frameworks for Studying African American Women." Journal of Transcultural Nursing 15, no. 1 (January 2004): 11-17.

Sillimen, Jael, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross, and Elena R. Gutierrez. ":African American Women Evolving." In Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2004.

          . Sillimen, Jael, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross, and Elena R. Gutierrez. "African American Women Seed a Movement." In Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2004.

          . Sillimen, Jael, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross, and Elena R. Gutierrez. "Founding the Black Women's Health Project." In Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2004.

Smith, Beverly. "Choosing Ourselves: Black Women and Abortion." In From Abortion to Reproductive Freedom: Transforming a Movement. ed. Marlene Gerber Fried. Boston: South End Press, 1990.

Tatum, Stephanie L. "Black Female Sex Workers: Racial Identity, Black Feminist Consciousness, and Acculturated Stress." In Black Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies, eds. Juan Battle and Sandra L. Barnes. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Universtiy Press, 2010.

Thomas, Martine. "Sister to Sister: The Boston Black Women's Health Initiative." Sojourner: The Women's Forum March 1998, 27-28.

Valk, Anne. "Coalition Building against Sexual Violence." In Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C.. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Walcott-McQuigg, Jacquelyn A. "Methodological Issues in Triangualtion: Measuring Weight Control Behavior of African American Women." In Oral Narrative Research With Black Women, ed. Kim Marie Vaz. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997.

Walker, Alice. Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.

          . "Teen-age Pregnancy: The Case for National Action." The Nation 249, no. 4 (1989): 138-141.

Walker, Rebecca. Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After Lifeteime of Ambivalence. New York: Riverhead, 2007.

White, Evelyn C., ed. The Black Women's Health Book: Speaking For Ourselves.Seattle: Seal Press, 1994.

          . Chain Chain Change: For Black Women Dealing with Physical and Emotional Abuse. Seattle: Seal Press, 1985.

          . "Unhealthy Appetites." Essence, September 1991, 28, 30.

White, Renee T. "Talking About Sex and HIV: Conceptualizing a New Sociology of Experience." In Oral Narrative Research With Black Women, ed. Kim Marie Vaz. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997.

Witt, Doris. "What (N)ever Happened to Aunt Jemima: Eating Disorders, Fetal Rights, and Black Female Appetite in Contemporary American Culture." In Skin Deep, Spirit Strong: The Black Female Body in American Culture. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002.

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