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Why Are Our Babies Dying? Pregnancy, Birth, and Death in America

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ISBN-10: 1594514410

ISBN-13: 9781594514418

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sandra D. Lane

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Syracuse, New York, in the late 1980s led U.S. cities in African American infant deaths. Even today, in this "all American city," infants of color die more than two times as often as white babies. Infant mortality is too often addressed as if it were an isolated problem, rather than part of a systemic and repeating pattern of embedded racism and structural violence. The clearing of whole neighborhoods during urban renewal, coupled with the collapse of industry, brought unintended consequences. Dilapidated rental housing, abandoned houses, and empty lots provide the conditions for lead poisoning, gonorrhea, and illicit drug use. Inadequate education, unemployment, and racially biased arrest…    
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Lots of Trouble Out Here
Math and Biology
Risk in Social Context
Babies Having Babies
Health Literacy
Missing Fathers
Food Is Just Decoration
Plenty Blame to Go Around
Bibliography
Index
About the Author