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Cross-Cultural Research in Health, Illness and Well-Being

Biopsychosocial Approaches to Understanding Health in South Asian Americans

Editors: Perera, Marisa J., Chang, Edward C. (Eds.)

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  • First volume that discusses integrated and holistic effort to understanding South Asian American health
  • Presents a clear and coherent description of different models of health as they pertain to South Asian Americans
  • Furthers development of the holistic and biopsychosocial vision of health and illness in one of the largest and highest risk American ethic groups
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This volume is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary text to holistically improve understanding of the health of South Asians residing in the United States by considering biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors of health. The vast literatures of diverse fields – psychology, medicine, public health, social work, and health policy – are integrated by leading scholars, scientists, and practitioners in these areas to explore the impact of South Asian cultural factors on health, health risk, and illness. Chapters incorporate available theoretical and empirical information on the status of chronic health conditions in South Asians in the United States, with consideration of future directions to improve understanding of the health of this group. Cultural and ethnic insights imperative for clinical/community/medical practitioners to provide effective and culturally-appropriate care and treatment from an interdisciplinary lens are provided.

About the authors

Marisa J. Perera is a doctoral candidate in Health Clinical Psychology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Clinical Science, and a B.A. with a double major in Psychology (with honors) and Spanish from the University of Michigan. Her interests concern elucidating the bio-behavioral determinants of cultural and ethnic health disparities in chronic disease, particularly in diabetes and cardiovascular disease among Hispanic/Latino and South Asian populations in the United States.

Edward C. Chang is Professor of Psychology and Social Work in the Department of Psychology and the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. His interests involve optimism/pessimism, perfectionism, coping, and cultural influences on behavior. 


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction to Biopsychosocial Approaches to Understanding Health in South Asian Americans

    Pages 1-12

    Chang, Edward C. (et al.)

  • South Asian Immigration to United States: A Brief History Within the Context of Race, Politics, and Identity

    Pages 15-32

    Bhatia, Sunil (et al.)

  • South Asian Identity in the United States

    Pages 33-49

    Kaduvettoor-Davidson, Anju (et al.)

  • Biological Models of Health

    Pages 53-70

    Kandula, Namratha R. (et al.)

  • Psychological Models of Health

    Pages 71-94

    Jilani, Zunaira (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91120-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91118-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biopsychosocial Approaches to Understanding Health in South Asian Americans
Editors
  • Marisa J. Perera
  • Edward C. Chang
Series Title
Cross-Cultural Research in Health, Illness and Well-Being
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91120-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91120-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91118-2
Series ISSN
2366-6056
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 251
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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