Indian Blood

Author: Andrew J. Jolivette
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295998490
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Finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary "Lammy" Award in LGBTQ Studies The first book to examine the correlation between mixed-race identity and HIV/AIDS among Native American gay men and transgendered people, Indian Blood provides an analysis of the emerging and often contested LGBTQ "two-spirit" identification as it relates to public health and mixed-race identity. Prior to contact with European settlers, most Native American tribes held their two-spirit members in high esteem, even considering them spiritually advanced. However, after contact - and religious conversion - attitudes changed and social and cultural support networks were ruptured. This discrimination led to a breakdown in traditional values, beliefs, and practices, which in turn pushed many two-spirit members to participate in high-risk behaviors. The result is a disproportionate number of two-spirit members who currently test positive for HIV. Using surveys, focus groups, and community discussions to examine the experiences of HIV-positive members of San Francisco's two-spirit community, Indian Blood provides an innovative approach to understanding how colonization continues to affect American Indian communities and opens a series of crucial dialogues in the fields of Native American studies, public health, queer studies, and critical mixed-race studies.

Louisiana Creoles

Author: Andrew Jolivétte
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 073911896X
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Louisiana Creoles examines the recent efforts of the Louisiana Creole Heritage Center to document and preserve the distinct ethnic heritage of this unique American population. Dr. Andrew Jolivette uses sociological inquiry to analyze the factors that influence ethnic and racial identity formation and community construction among Creoles of Color living in and out of the state of Louisiana. By including the voices of contemporary Creole organizations, preservationists, and grassroots organizers, Jolivette offers a comprehensive and insightful exploration of the ways in which history has impacted the ability of Creoles to self-define their own community in political, social, and legal contexts. This book raises important questions concerning the process of cultural formation and the politics of ethnic categories for multiracial communities in the United States. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina the themes found throughout Louisiana Creoles are especially relevant for students of sociology and those interested in identity issues."

Research Justice

Author: Jolivette, Andrew J
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447324625
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This is the first book to take a radical approach to socially just, community centred research. Challenging traditional models for conducting social science research within marginalized populations, it examines the relationships between research, knowledge construction, and political power/legitimacy in society.

Killing Us Quietly

Author: Irene S. Vernon
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803296244
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Through a series of personal narratives, the author minutely examines the AIDS epidemic and its social and cultural consequences among three Native American groups in three geographical areas. 5 charts.

The Field Research Survival Guide

Author: Arlene Rubin Stiffman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199724147
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This collection of field research narratives from veteran social and behavioral science researchers acknowledges the unpredictability of managing a project and candidly illustrates real-world problems and solutions. Unlike standard research methods texts, each chapter in this book has practical import for the researcher, ties together extant literature, and illustrates the issues with concrete examples from the authors' own experience. Chapters cover scenarios such as creating an interdisciplinary research team, hiring and training research staff and interviewers, developing the instrument, preparing data for analysis, navigating the IRB and ethical dilemmas, maintaining cultural sensitivity, evaluating the intervention, and disseminating results. Doctoral students, junior faculty, and research assistants will appreciate this insider's look at the reality of conducting a research project. Designed to supplement traditional textbooks on research methods, The Field Research Survival Guide will be an ideal addition to doctoral courses in departments of social work, psychology, psychiatry, and public health, and an indispensible field guide for those managing a research project. - An insider's guide to managing the reality of conducting a research project - Filled with straightforward advice from seasoned researchers - Chapter outlines summarize and map each scenario for quick reference - Addresses real-world research dilemmas candidly and knowledgeably

Native Hubs

Author: Renya K. Ramirez
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822340300
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An ethnography of urban Native Americans in the Silicon Valley that looks at the creation of social networks and community events that support tribal identities.

Obama and the Biracial Factor

Author: Andrew Jolivétte
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447301005
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"Since the election in 2008 of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States there have been a plethora of books, films, and articles about the role of race in the election of the first person of color to the White House. None of these works though delves into the intricacies of Mr. Obama's biracial background and what it means. Obama and the Biracial Factor is the first book to explore the significance of mixed-race identity as a key factor in the election of President Obama and examines the sociological and political relationship between race, power, and public policy in the United States with an emphasis on public discourse and ethnic representation in his election . Jolivette and his co-authors bring biracial identity and multiraciality to forefront of our understanding of racial projects since his election. Additionally the authors assert the salience of mixed-race identity in U.S. policy and the on-going impact of the media and popular culture on the development, implementation, and interpretation of government policy and ethnic relations in the U.S. and globally. Obama and the Biracial Factor speaks to a wide array of academic disciplines ranging from political science and public policy to sociology and ethnic studies."--Publisher's website.

Plume

Author: Kathleen Flenniken
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805897
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The poems in Plume are nuclear-age songs of innocence and experience set in the "empty" desert West. Award-winning poet Kathleen Flenniken grew up in Richland, Washington, at the height of the Cold War, next door to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, where "every father I knew disappeared to fuel the bomb," and worked at Hanford herself as a civil engineer and hydrologist. By the late 1980s, declassified documents revealed decades of environmental contamination and deception at the plutonium production facility, contradicting a lifetime of official assurances to workers and their families that their community was and always had been safe. At the same time, her childhood friend Carolyn's own father was dying of radiation-induced illness: "blood cells began to err one moment efficient the next / a few gone wrong stunned by exposure to radiation / as [he] milled uranium into slugs or swabbed down / train cars or reported to B Reactor for a quick run-in / run-out." Plume, written twenty years later, traces this American betrayal and explores the human capacity to hold truth at bay when it threatens one's fundamental identity. Flenniken observes her own resistance to facts: "one box contains my childhood / the other contains his death / if one is true / how can the other be true?" The book's personal story and its historical one converge with enriching interplay and wide technical variety, introducing characters that range from Carolyn and her father to Italian physicist Enrico Fermi and Manhattan Project health physicist Herbert Parker. As a child of "Atomic City," Kathleen Flenniken brings to this tragedy the knowing perspective of an insider coupled with the art of a precise, unflinching, gifted poet. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iSaR9mfeeM

Cultural Representation in Native America

Author: Andrew Jolivétte
Publisher: AltaMira Press
ISBN: 0759114145
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An edited volume that tackles the contemporary issues facing Native Americans through community activism, politics, economics, and legislation.

California Through Native Eyes

Author: William J. Bauer, Jr.
Publisher: Indigenous Confluences
ISBN: 9780295998343
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Creating -- Naming -- Discovering -- Fighting -- Cleansing -- Persisting -- Conclusion