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Poussaint, Alvin F.

Overview
Works: 89 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 7,839 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Humor  History  Nonfiction films  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Commentator
Classifications: HQ756, 306.8742
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alvin F Poussaint
Come on, people : on the path from victims to victors by Bill Cosby( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing the problems facing many African American communities, encourages people to move forward in their lives by overcoming feelings of low self-esteem, fearfulness, and anger
Raising Black children : two leading psychiatrists confront the educational, social, and emotional problems facing Black children by James P Comer( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with the traditional demands of parenthood, today's parents must grapple with such daunting issues of drugs, AIDS, violence, and educational pressures. But black parents face an even more challenging task; they must actively combat negative messages of racism while teaching their children to succeed in a white-dominated culture. In this thorough guide to parenting, two noted child psychiatrists, both African-American, focus on the special concerns of black parents. They offer comprehensive advice on nearly 1,000 common child-rearing questions, paying particular attention to such problems as building self-esteem and helping black children cope with the often unconscious racism of white society. Authoritative and comprehensive, Raising Black Children is an indispensable resource for every African-American family and for teachers of all races who seek to gain sensitivity to the needs of their black pupils. - back of book
Black child care : how to bring up a healthy Black child in America : a guide to emotional and psychological development by James P Comer( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1976 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The availability of electronic aids for calculating makes it possible for students...to discover for themselves numerous ideas once acccessible only on the basis of theoretical considerations. This collection provides questions and suggestions on 26 different topics." -- p.ix
Lay my burden down : unraveling suicide and the mental health crisis among African-Americans by Alvin F Poussaint( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the historical, cultural, and social factors that have led to what they term "posttraumatic slavery syndrome," the legacy of mental anguish linked to the brutal traumas inflicted on African-Americans during slavery and its aftermath. Discusses the practical signs to look for when dealing with depression, where to find help, and the differing needs of black men and women. Proposes the need to look again at abuse, gunplay, and illness including HIV, as examples of self-destructive, suicidal behavior
Generation M : misogyny in media and culture( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this ... documentary, Thomas Keith, Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Long Beach, looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very heart of our popular culture. The film tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: including the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, and the harsh, patronizing caricatures of femininity and feminism that reverberate throughout the mainstream of American popular culture. Along the way, Generation M forces us to confront the dangerous real-life consequences of misogyny in all of its forms -- making a compelling case that when we devalue more than half the population based on gender, we harm boys and men as well as women and girls."--Container
Fatherhood by Bill Cosby( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of ruminations, anecdotes, and vignettes, the actor/ comedian covers the paternal gamut from the first child's birth to the challenges of raising teenagers and the ambivalence of watching kids leave home
Captive Audience : Advertising Invades the Classroom( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the growing youth market as in-school advertising has steadily increased in America's public schools in recent years with little or no public awareness. Includes interviews with teachers, students, parents, and activists
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlon Riggs brings his landmark study of prejudice and perception begun in Ethnic Notions into the Television Age and looks at over forty years of race relations through the lens of prime time entertainment with an analysis of the portrayal of African-Americans on American television from 1948-1988. He argues that earlier images were outright racist, and that later images have been overly biased towards prosperous blacks. This Peabody Award winning documentary revisits popular prime time television shows such as Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots. Actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll and Tim Reid along with Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steven Bochco and David Wolper reveal how bitter racial conflict was absorbed by the non-controversial format of the prime time series
Why Blacks kill Blacks by Alvin F Poussaint( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mickey Mouse Monopoly( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Viewing Disney without rose-colored glasses," as the Boston Globe put it, Mickey Mouse Monopoly takes a close and critical look at the world of Disney's animated films, and the stories they tell about race, gender, and class. The video reaches disturbing conclusions about the values being propagated under the veneer of childhood innocence and fun. Featuring interviews with media experts, cultural critics, child psychologists, kindergarten teachers, multicultural educators, college students, and children, this defiant video examines Disney's corporate power and explores its pervasive influence on global culture
What Black men think by Janks Morton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examination of the role that myths, stereotypes and misrepresentations have played in the decimation of modern era Black relationships, and how the symbiotic relationship between government, media and Black leadership perpetuates misinformation to further marginalize the role of Black men in society."--Container
Theo and me : growing up okay by Malcolm-Jamal Warner( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular teenage television actor uses excerpts from his fan mail as a jumping-off point to discuss troublesome aspects of adolescence, including family life, dating, and drugs, with examples drawn from his own experiences on and off the set of "The Cosby Show."
Success by Michael Walker( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first installment focuses on the achievement of success of both well-known and unsung African Americans in the face of adversity through a series of real-life stories and experiences
The historymakers talking truth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russell Simmons higher self series. This third volume focuses on possessing the courage to fight for your dreams. Through a series of real-life stories and experiences, this documentary illustrates great courage of African Americans
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Dr. Alvin Poussaint( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatrist and civic leader Dr. Alvin Poussaint was born in East Harlem, New York, on May 15, 1934. He received his M.D. from Cornell University, completing his residency in psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and receiving his M.S. degree in 1964. Believing that racism was the core mental health problem for the African American community, Poussaint joined the civil rights movement in the South. He joined a team of healthcare professionals as the southern field director of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Mississippi, helping desegregate healthcare facilities throughout the South. Later, he joined the staff of Tufts Medical School, where he served as director of the psychiatry program in a low-income housing project. In 1969, he joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He has served as media consultant for The Cosby Show and A Different World. Active with many organizations, Poussaint has written numerous articles and books
Meet the press( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: entertainer and activist Bill Cosby appears with his co-author, Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, to discuss his new book, 'Come On, People: On the Path from Victims to Victors, ' which tackles controversial and complicated issues such as the plight of the black family, black-on-black violence, high school dropout rates, the need for parental responsibility, and more
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: a special economic roundtable with David Bonior, Paul Gigot, John Harwood, Bethany McLean, and Mark Zandi; Bill Cosby, Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Mayor Adrian Fenty, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters discuss confronting the challenges in the African American community
Single parenthood : implications for American society by Alvin F Poussaint( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The possible dream? : the quest for racial & ethnic harmony in American schools( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... examines the outlook for racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. through the eyes of a group of teenagers following a racial brawl at their high school."--Program outline
What students want by United States Commission on Civil Rights( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Come on, people : on the path from victims to victors
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Raising Black children : two leading psychiatrists confront the educational, social, and emotional problems facing Black childrenLay my burden down : unraveling suicide and the mental health crisis among African-AmericansFatherhoodContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community
Alternative Names
Alvin F. Poussaint Amerikaans psychiater

Alvin Francis Poussaint

Poussaint, Alvin.

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