The Sojourner Syndrome: Race, Class, and Gender in Health and Illness

  title={The Sojourner Syndrome: Race, Class, and Gender in Health and Illness},
  author={Leith Mullings},
Over the last two decades, black feminist social scientists and others have made important interventions into feminist theory through their analysis of race, class and gender. They have described the ways in which race, class and gender are not additive but rather interlocking, interactive, and relational categories, "multiplicative" (King 1988:42), "simultaneous" (Andersen and Collins 1995:ii), characterized by "the articulation of multiple oppressions" (Brewer 1993:13). The work that emerged… 

Empowering women for gender equity

The everyday lived experiences of Southern Black American women in the United States (US) are rarely explicitly characterised in Black Feminisms’ discourse. The lack of an active discourse

She Was a Twin: Black Strategic Mothering, Race‐Work, and the Politics of Survival

This article, a part of the “Sorrow as Artifact: Radical Black Mothering in Times of Terror,” session given at the American Anthropological Association Meetings, 2014, grew out of ethnographic

What The Health (WTH)?: Theorising Southern Black Feminisms in the US South

How the experiences of everyday Black women in the US South and the Global South are connected, especially with African Diasporic women, is demonstrated and how potential alliances can contribute to collective resistance and action is considered.

Racial and Ethnic Health Inequities: An Intersectional Approach

This essay sitsuate the national discourse on health care disparities in an historical and social movement context, followed by several ways that racial and ethnic differences in health are defined and proposed strategies to reduce and eliminate health inequities across race, ethnicity, gender, and social class.

Black and Brown Women Fostering Authentic Activism in Counseling Programs Amid Social Unrest

The COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and civil unrest of 2020 disproportionately impacted Black and Brown communities jolting “progressive” academic systems and exposing inherent inequities. Such

Undocumented Motherhood: Gender, Maternal Identity, and the Politics of Health Care

The impact of political exclusion and alienating discourses on the health habitus of undocumented Mexican mothers is explored through the narrative of one mother, Marta Garza, who finds herself at the painful intersection of political and medical alienation.

Public and Private Lives: Judith Butler’s Grief and the Loss of Black Self

Abstract By looking at Butler’s theories on grief and mourning, I focus on her concept of ecstasy, or the state of being outside of one’s self, which illustrates the dependency individuals have on

A Transdisciplinary Conceptual Framework of Contextualized Resilience for Reducing Adverse Birth Outcomes

A transdisciplinary contextual framework of resilience is presented, building on work that centers Black, Hispanic, and Latina women, as well as historical oppression and trauma resilience frameworks developed by transcultural psychiatry, psychology, public health, anthropology, medicine, nursing, sociology, and social work.

Sojourner Syndrome and Health Disparities in African American Women

  • D. Lekan
  • Medicine
    ANS. Advances in nursing science
  • 2009
An emancipatory knowing nursing perspective provides a viewpoint from which to examine social injustices that create conditions for the excessive health burdens experienced by African American women and to frame nursing actions that create opportunities to promote health and eliminate health disparities.

Listening to women : political narratives of breast cancer in Spain

How Spanish women living with breast cancer define their own health priorities by exploring their experiences and their dissatisfactions is focused on by answering the call made by feminist writers to listening to the narratives of resistance of these Spanish women.



Theorizing Race, Class and Gender: The New Scholarship of Black Feminist Intellectuals and Black Women’s Labor

The purpose in this article is to explicate some of the recent theorizing on race, class and gender by Black feminist thinkers in the academy. This theorizing is further explored in an analysis of

Multiple Jeopardy, Multiple Consciousness: The Context of a Black Feminist Ideology

Black women have long recognized the special circumstances of our lives in the United States: the commonalities that we share with all women, as well as the bonds that connect us to the men of our

On Our Own Terms: Race, Class, and Gender in the Lives of African-American Women

This volume utilizes the cross-cultural, historical and ethnographic perspective of anthropology to illuminate the intrinsic connections of race, class and gender. The author begins by discussing the

Embodying Inequality: A Review of Concepts, Measures, and Methods for Studying Health Consequences of Discrimination

  • N. Krieger
  • Medicine
    International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation
  • 1999
Investigating effects of discrimination upon health requires clear concepts, methods, and measures. At issue are both economic consequences of discrimination and accumulated insults arising from

Stress and Preterm Birth: Neuroendocrine, Immune/Inflammatory, and Vascular Mechanisms

The maternal, placental, and fetal neuroendocrine, immune/inflammatory, and vascular processes that may bridge the experience of social adversity before and during pregnancy and the biological outcome of preterm birth are discussed.