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  1. The "race" concept in smoking : A review of the research on African Americans.

    Article - En anglais

    This paper presents an analysis of the « race » concept as used by researchers who have studied the smoking behavior of African Americans.

    Most researchers in the field have failed to address the conceptual dimensions and meanings of « race » and accept uncritically the use of the term.

    This practice is viewed as an impediment in explaining inter-and intra-racial group differences and intervening effectively to reduce consumption of tobacco products.

    Adopting the majority-minority intergroup relations paradigm, the conceptual and practical meanings of « race » are reviewed by focusing on the history of relations between blacks and tobacco, conceptions of « race. » « biology » and cigarette smoking, and the sociological nucleus (e.g. social class, racism and culture) of « race. » Genetic or biologic assumptions and meanings of « race » in research on the smoking behavior of African Americans are critically examined.

    It is argued that « race » is a dynamic social construct reflecting societal transformations in relations between racially classified social groups (RCSGs).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Homme, Race, Minorité, Noir américain, Concept, Définition, Aspect social, Comportement

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Human, Race, Minority, Black American, Concept, Definition, Social aspect, Behavior

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0440816

    Code Inist : 002B18C05C. Création : 03/02/1998.