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African American Women With Incarcerated Mates : The Psychological and Social Impacts of Mass

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Drawing on interviews with 20 women in Washington, D.C., in 2014, the author explores how African American women adjust to the consequences of having an incarcerated mate; how they experience separation; how they are affected on psychological, social, physical, cultural, and symbolic levels; negative impacts on them, their families, and their children; and how they cope. It provides the perspective of human services, includes strategies for practitioners to help clients, and details a theory of symbolic imprisonment, grief, and coping. It addresses grief, coping, and ritual, as well as challenges in working with women who generally mask their grief, and considers culturally relevant conditions they deal with and insights on challenges specific to intervention, as well as the social consequences of mass incarceration. Chapters contain case study examples; themes and insights, including examples of intervention and coping strategies; and discussion of the major themes of grief, vicarious imprisonment, manipulation and control by inmates, psychosocial reactions to loss, and coping strategies, with ideas for interventions. The book is based on the author’s doctoral research. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 201
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Avon Hart-johnson
Language: English
Street Date: September 28, 2017
TCIN: 52814702
UPC: 9781476666822
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-1065
$39.95

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