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Black Women's Health: Paths to Wellness for Mothers and Daughters

Michele Tracy Berger


Black women’s voices are infrequently theoretically centered in health literatures about how they experience and co-create their health, and it is even rarer for Black girls to be taken into account as reliable knowers. Black Women’s Health explores the real-life meanings and everyday practices of health (i.e., mental, physical, emotional, and sexual) for the African American mothers and daughters whose narratives comprise the research. The book draws from extensive fieldwork and focus groups conducted with African American mothers and their adolescent daughters ages 12–18 in North Carolina in ... More

Keywords: African American women, health, communication, Black feminist, intersectional, health disparities, Black girls, North Carolina

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479828524
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479828524.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele Tracy Berger, author
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill