||Race and Ethnicity/American Indian Studies
This essential reference work enables a deeper understanding of contemporary challenges in the lives of American Indians and Alaskan Natives today, carefully reviewing their unique problems and proposing potential solutions.
American Indians face problems in their lives on a daily basis that most other Americans never contend with, and their challenges—which in some cases are similar to those of other minority groups in the United States—are still qualitatively unique. American Indians at Risk gives readers a broad overview of what life in Indian country is like, addressing specific contemporary social issues such as alcoholism, unemployment, and suicide. The author goes beyond detailed descriptions of the problems of American Indians to also present solutions, some of which have been effective in addressing these challenges. Each chapter includes a "Further Investigations" section that presents helpful ideas for additional research.
- Provides a current and comprehensive analysis of contemporary problems facing American Indians
Documents the challenges of American Indians, identifies how they are qualitatively different from those of other minority groups in the United States, and presents potential solutions
Evaluates the effectiveness of both proposed and implemented solutions to problems in American Indian culture
Written by experts on American Indian affairs, including many who have lived, worked, and taught in Indian country, and are American Indians themselves
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"Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers."
"Vast research undergirds articles and bibliographies, which point the way to detailed study of such ongoing issues as assimilation, mortality, and marginalization. . . . Ross’ reasonably priced compendium deserves a place in college, university, and large public library collections."
"American Indians at Risk is a welcome addition to any undergraduate reference collection that serves students of the contemporary life of Native Americans."
2015 Outstanding Reference Source — Reference and User Services Association [RUSA]
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