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Colonizing images and diagnostic labels: oppressive mechanisms for African American women's health
ANS.Advances in nursing science
  • Janette Y. Taylor, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
3-1-1999
NLM Title Abbreviation
Ans Adv Nurs Sci
PubMed ID
10416855
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present colonizing images of African American women and describe how colonizing images and diagnostic labels function together to serve as oppressive mechanisms for African American women's health. The mammy, the matriarch, the welfare mother, the Jezebel, and the Black lady overachiever are representational images of African American women that contribute to how they are viewed and treated within the health care arena.

Keywords
  • African Americans,
  • Female,
  • Humans,
  • Nursing Diagnosis,
  • Prejudice,
  • Role,
  • Stereotyping,
  • United States,
  • Women's Health
Published Article/Book Citation
ANS.Advances in nursing science, 21:3 (1999) pp.32-45.
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Citation Information
Janette Y. Taylor. "Colonizing images and diagnostic labels: oppressive mechanisms for African American women's health" ANS.Advances in nursing science Vol. 21 Iss. 3 (1999) p. 32 - 45 ISSN: 0161-9268
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/janette_taylor/21/