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Hope Floats: African American Women's Survival Experiences after Katrina
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. (2012)
  • J. Hamilton-Mason
  • J. E. Everett
  • J. Camille Hall, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Abstract

This article describes how 15 African American women 18 to 55 years of age coped with traumatic life events during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The study's main question is how did African American women cope with traumatic events during and following Hurricane Katrina? Second, we explore how the intersection of race, gender, and social class influenced their experiences. An exploratory design of primary and secondary data using grounded theory methods generates a mid-level theory about resilience, spirituality and coping among Black women in the aftermath of the storm.

Keywords
  • Black women,
  • resilience,
  • spirituality,
  • hurricane Katrina
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Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
J. Hamilton-Mason, J. E. Everett and J. Camille Hall. "Hope Floats: African American Women's Survival Experiences after Katrina" Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Vol. 22 Iss. 4 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/j_camillehall/9/