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“A patchwork heritage”: multiracial citation in Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father

Justin Ponder.

in Obama and the Biracial Factor

February 2012; published online September 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 7866 words.

An examination of the role of ethnic citation and self-representation in multiracial autobiographies using Dreams From My Father as a case study.

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Accommodation needs and planning issues

Joanna Richardson and Maggie Smith-Bendell.

in Gypsies and Travellers

September 2012; published online May 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 7701 words.

Richardson and Smith Bendell draw on ongoing research into planning decisions on Gypsy and Traveller sites. The chapter outlines the current shortage in accommodation for Gypsies and...

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Acknowledgments

Geoff K. Ward.

in The Black Child-Savers

June 2012; published online February 2013.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 1244 words.

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Addictions

Dalton Conley.

in Honky

November 2000; published online March 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 3403 words.

The author states here that during the seventh grade, he spent more and more time with Jerome. They played video games and tried to invent their own computer programs at the Radio Shack on...

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Addressing Group Interest

Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey.

in Transcending Racial Barriers

December 2010; published online May 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 5004 words.

Marriage counselors attempt to help couples overcome their problems by getting each spouse to see the other's perspective—putting themselves in the other's shoes, listen to their spouse,...

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Adolescence

Melissa R. Herman.

in Sociology

Published online April 2012.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 13786 words.

The sociology of adolescence focuses on biological, social, economic, and psychological development of youth during the period between childhood and adulthood. In this period, typical youth...

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African Americans

Alford A. Young, Jr..

in Sociology

Published online October 2013.

Article. Subjects: sociology; comparative and historical sociology; economic sociology; gender and sexuality; health, illness, and medicine; population and demography; race and ethnicity; social movements and social change; social stratification, inequality, and mobility; social theory. 7641 words.

African Americans have been the focus of wide-ranging studies in sociology for more than a century. Research on this group has been central to the formation of the sociological subfields of...

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African Americans: Immigrants of African Origin

Fariyal Ross-Sheriff and Tamarah Moss-Knight.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published online June 2013.

Article. Subjects: social work practice settings; race and ethnicity; international and global issues in social work. 4431 words.

The number and percentage of immigrants and refugees from Africa to the United States have increased substantially since the mid-1990s. Though still a relatively small percentage of the...

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African Americans: Overview

Larry E. Davis, John M. Wallace and Trina R. Williams Shanks.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published online June 2013.

Article. Subjects: race and ethnicity; social work practice settings; social policy and advocacy; poverty; social justice and human rights. 8318 words.

African Americans have been a part of the nation's history for nearly four hundred years. Although their history includes the forced imposition of chattel slavery, the strict enforcement of...

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African Americans: Practice Interventions

Sharon E. Moore.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

April 2008; published online June 2013.

Article. Subjects: race and ethnicity; direct practice and clinical social work; child and adolescent social work; couple and family social work; social work practice settings. 3570 words.

African Americans number about 35 million or 12% of the U.S. population. Their life expectancy is lower than that of White Americans, and despite the educational gains made since mid-1980s,...

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