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Re: Ethnographies of depression in African American community

Hi Kate,

Your colleague may find these references helpful:

Dressler, William (1991) Stress and Adaptation in the Context of Culture: Depression in a Southern Black Community. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Gary, Lawrence E. (1985) Correlates of Depressive Symptoms among a Select Population of Black Men. American Journal of Public Health 75(10):1220-1224.

Re: Recent anthropological work on HIV/AIDS in the Southern U.S.

My dissertation work focuses on HIV risk among African American adolescent girls in the Southeast.  Here are some articles that might be helpful:

Brown, Emma J., Frances B. Smith, and Mary Angelique Hill (2007) HIV Risk Reduction in Rural African American Women Who Use Cocaine. Women and Health 46(2/3):77-97.

Dienes, Charlene L., Susan L. Morrissey and Anna V. Wilson (2004) Health Care Experiences of African American Teen Women in Eastern North Carolina. Family Medicine 36(5):346-51.

CFP RBA 2014: Disease, Activism and Justice.

We are excited to encourage submissions for a RBA 2014 panel entitled "Disease, Activism and Justice: new focis in Anthropology and Health"

Organized by Carlos Guilherme Octaviano do Valle (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte) and Waleska Aureliano (Museu Nacional/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).

The 29ª Brazilian Anthropological Meeting will take place in August, 3rd-6th, 2014, Natal/RN, Brazil. Deadline for papers: March 10th, 2014. For more information see: http://www.29rba.abant.org.br/
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