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Comparative Study Of Breast Cancer In The United States, India, And South Africa: 1996- Present, Ranga Rao Sunkara Dec 2001

Comparative Study Of Breast Cancer In The United States, India, And South Africa: 1996- Present, Ranga Rao Sunkara

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This study identifies forces that prevent or contribute to women's participation in breast cancer screening and other breast cancer prevention activities. The study was based on the premise that women from the lower socioeconomic groups in India, South Africa, and the United States had a higher rate of breast cancer because they are diagnosed at the more advanced stages of the disease and do not engage in breast screening opportunities. Moreover, there is limited access to services and transportation, and there is little faith in the professional health care provider and the treatment received from the health care provider ...


The Impact Of Structural Adjustment Policies On Maternal Mortality And Morbidity: A Case Study Of Kenya, Njoki M. Randall May 2001

The Impact Of Structural Adjustment Policies On Maternal Mortality And Morbidity: A Case Study Of Kenya, Njoki M. Randall

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This study examines the conflicting and differing political-economic crisis facing Kenya over time in an effort to explain people’s health and, especially women’s health in the areas of maternal mortality and morbidity. In that respect, this study has particularly assessed structural adjustment policies instituted by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in order to determine how they might have exacerbated the health conditions of women in Kenya.

Since maternal mortality and morbidity in Kenya have escalated under structural adjustment policies, this study used two methodological approaches to assess the health situation: (1) the historical-comparative approach ...


The Image Of Paul Robeson:Role Model For The Student And Athlete, Keith Harrison Jan 2001

The Image Of Paul Robeson:Role Model For The Student And Athlete, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

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Eleanor's Story: Growing Up And Teaching In Iowa: One African American Woman's Experience , Kay Ann Taylor Jan 2001

Eleanor's Story: Growing Up And Teaching In Iowa: One African American Woman's Experience , Kay Ann Taylor

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Eleanor's story is oral history biographical narrative research about the remarkable life of an 81-year old African American woman who was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. The study is rich with primary document artifacts from Eleanor Rebecca Powell Archer's personal collection. Primary documents are interspersed within the chapters and in three galleries. Fourteen interviews averaging two and one-half hours in length each were conducted over one year's time.;The Introduction provides a historical overview of the State of Iowa and sets the context for the state into which Eleanor's ancestors migrated and settled. The ...


A Tradition Of Doubt: Women And Slavery In Nineteenth-Century Virginia, Leslie C. Hunt Jan 2001

A Tradition Of Doubt: Women And Slavery In Nineteenth-Century Virginia, Leslie C. Hunt

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

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African-American Life Writing: Harriet Jacobs And Bell Hooks, Luo Yi Jan 2001

African-American Life Writing: Harriet Jacobs And Bell Hooks, Luo Yi

Masters Theses

Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and bell hooks' Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood share a common concern with emancipation and employ complementary rhetorical strategies. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl presents Harriet Jacobs' journey of personal self-discovery through various relationships with others, and her personal narrative finally serves the larger goal of emancipation for her people. Jacobs' narrative is full of other voices, or personae. Even the narrator, Linda Brent, is pseudonymous, or "other," in this sense. Jacobs invokes these personae in her autobiography; she explores her experiences as a web of relationships ...