Special Issue "Intimate Partner Violence, Ethnicity, and Migration within the Black Population"

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "International Migration".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 70

Special Issue Editor

College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 48128, USA
Interests: intimate partner violence; mental and physical health; race and ethnicity; migration; Caribbean studies; inequality
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The exponential increase in foreign-born immigrants to the United States in recent decades has contributed to the rising Black population across the diaspora. Notably, African and Caribbean immigrants account for most of this increase, with other immigrant groups (i.e., Black immigrants from Europe) also contributing to this trend. The scientific literature has recognized differences between native-born Black people and foreign-born Black people in areas such as socioeconomic status (SES) disposition, physical and mental health, and help-seeking behaviors. However, intragroup patterns in rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) remain relatively underexplored. This call welcomes papers that examine the role of social, cultural, contextual, and migratory influences on intimate partner violence within this population. These influences may include, but are not limited to, issues of poverty, neighborhood characteristics, discrimination, acculturation, generational status, and years of migration. We especially welcome papers that examine ethnic differences in intimate partner violence within the Black population. The goal of this call is to increase our understanding of the role of multilevel determinants of intimate partner violence within marginalized populations, with the aim of utilizing the knowledge gained to increase or improve preventative and intervention measures. Although this call is specifically focused on Black people within the US population, unpublished papers on Black people in other diasporic destinations such as Canada and the United Kingdom are also welcomed.

Dr. Krim K. Lacey
Guest Editor

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  • intimate partner violence
  • domestic violence
  • measures of violence
  • black immigrants
  • health disparities
  • black diaspora
  • socioeconomic status
  • inequity
  • ethnicity
  • culture

Published Papers

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