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Author Muñoz-Laboy, Miguel ♦ Perry, Ashley ♦ Bobet, Ilka ♦ Bobet, Santos ♦ Ramos, Hector ♦ Quiñones, Francisco ♦ Lloyd, Kaity
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Elsevier
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Philosophy & psychology ♦ Psychology ♦ Social sciences ♦ Social groups ♦ Social problems & services; associations ♦ Social welfare problems & services ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Incidence & prevention of disease ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms ♦ Psychiatry and Psychology ♦ Information Science ♦ Information Science ♦ Persons ♦ Persons ♦ Population Characteristics ♦ Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services ♦ Health Care ♦ Geographic Locations ♦ Geographic Locations
Subject Keyword Discipline Medicine ♦ Attitude To Health ♦ Ethnology ♦ Hispanic Americans ♦ Psychology ♦ Men's Health ♦ Prisoners ♦ Adolescent ♦ Adult ♦ Health Promotion ♦ Humans ♦ Interviews As Topic ♦ Male ♦ Masculinity ♦ New York City ♦ Persuasive Communication ♦ Puerto Rico ♦ Young Adult ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, N.i.h., Extramural
Abstract In terms of the examination of the relationship between masculinity and health, there has been limited exploration of how the ways in which formerly incarcerated Latino men (FILM) construct their masculinities may conflict with public health messages. Using information gained from three years of ethnographic research that was conducted with formerly incarcerated Puerto Rican males in three urban communities in New York City, the authors examine what matters to FILM in terms of their health and well-being and what conflicts exist between public health prevention messages and FILM masculinity. Our results indicate the following: (1) major threats to the health of FILM, such as HIV risk behavior, alcohol and drug use and high caloric intake, are perceived as irrelevant to most of the FILM in the study; (2) young FILM believe that they engage in risky behaviors because of their 'knucklehead' mentality and diminish their risks by becoming 'street-smart;' and (3) social isolation, loneliness and general risk-taking behavior among FILM are salient issues that have yet to be effectively addressed. Of our sample of 32 FILM, we identified 7 individuals who have transitioned from having a 'knucklehead' approach in their lives to possessing a greater sense of awareness of health and social matters. These seven individuals followed either or both of the following pathways: (1) pursuing a college education or (2) becoming community leaders.
Spatial Coverage Puerto Rico ♦ New York City
Description Country affiliation: United States
Author Affiliation: Muñoz-Laboy M ( Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA. mam172@columbia.edu)
ISSN 02779536
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-06-01
Publisher Place Great Britain (UK)
e-ISSN 18735347
Journal Social Science & Medicine
Volume Number 74
Issue Number 11


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus