Health and Social Issues of Native American Women

Jennie R. Joe, Francine C. Gachupin, Judith Salmon Kaur

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3 Scopus citations


This book serves as a much-needed source of information on the social and health issues that impact the health of Native American women in the United States, accompanied by invaluable historical, cultural, and other contextual data about this sociocultural group. Health and Social Issues of Native American Women is the first book that specifically explores and discusses health and related social issues within the world of Native American women, providing strong historical and cultural perspectives as well as other contextual information that is often missing or misrepresented in other works about Native American women. Comprising contributions from mostly Native American women scholars, the work presents key background information on native women's health, health care delivery systems, and sociocultural history, and its chapters address the changing role of native women in Alaska and other parts of Indian country. Each author taps her specific area of expertise and knowledge to spotlight specific native women's health problems, such as nutrition, aging, domestic violence, diabetes, and substance abuse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc.
Number of pages289
ISBN (Electronic)9780313397141
ISBN (Print)9780313397134
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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