Appalachian Americans

by Daya Singh Sandhu | 06 February 2020
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Appalachian Americans: Issues and Concerns for Counseling and Psychotherapy, an edited book, by Drs. Daya Singh Sandhu, Jeffrey Parsons, and Quentin Hunter, has recently made debut in the fields of multicultural and cross-cultural scholarship and practice as sui generis, a unique book of its kind in many ways. This is perhaps one of the few books that brings counseling needs and mental health problems of the Appalachian people at the forefront for the first time. Generally, Appalachian Americans have been neglected, overlooked, or just forgotten in the past. Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, when culturally different, racially diverse, and people of color started getting attention as an integral part of the American society, multiculturalism became one of the major research interests of social scientists. As a result, most of the multicultural scholarship focused on the cultural identity, cultural worldviews, cultural values of five major racial groups which included, European Americans, African Americans, Latina/Latino Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. Appalachian Americans: Issues and Concerns for Counseling and Psychotherapy is very different, unique, and distinct from most of the previous multicultural publications. This book is not based on the racial or cultural identity of the Appalachian people, it is distinctly based on the issues relating to social marginalization, economic and social injustices, and inequities. It focuses much of its attention on the impact of the oppression and social marginalization on Appalachian people's lives. In its very first and rare attempt, this powerful book explores and discusses the effects of geography on the personality and special rules for living on the Appalachian Americans. Appalachian trails, also called trails of tears, have been sadly neglected by the multicultural scholarship and institutions of higher learning. While people in the other parts of the country enjoy beautiful sceneries of mountains and their ranges, but people from Appalachia living on the same mountains call their challenges of life as mountains of problems. The contributors of this book are commended for opening new vistas and visions for the Appalachian people to tread proudly and fearlessly on many unbeaten paths of their lives without worrying about becoming prisoners of mountains. More than ethnic, cultural, and racial conflicts, Appalachian people face more economical and environmental racism and discriminations mostly caused by the big corporations who are hungry for coal from the Appalachia. Many authors have discussed issues relating to social, psychological, and environmental needs of the Appalachian people and offered strategies of social justice and advocacy to deal with poverty, injustices, and social marginalization that is so prevalent in the Appalachian Land. The aim of this textbook is to address the mental health problems and counseling needs of the Appalachian people and it is indispensable for mental health professionals, professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and all other people interested in the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the Appalachian people. I hope it will adorn your home library soon. Daya Singh Sandhu August 29, 2019
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Appalachian Americans: Issues and Concerns for Counseling and Psychotherapy, an edited book, by Drs. Daya Singh Sandhu, Jeffrey Parsons, and Quentin Hunter, has recently made debut in the fields of multicultural and cross-cultural scholarship and practice as sui generis, a unique book of its kind in many ways. This is perhaps one of the few books that brings counseling needs and mental health problems of the Appalachian people at the forefront for the first time. Generally, Appalachian Americans have been neglected, overlooked, or just forgotten in the past. Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, when culturally different, racially diverse, and people of color started getting attention as an integral part of the American society, multiculturalism became one of the major research interests of social scientists. As a result, most of the multicultural scholarship focused on the cultural identity, cultural worldviews, cultural values of five major racial groups which included, European Americans, African Americans, Latina/Latino Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. Appalachian Americans: Issues and Concerns for Counseling and Psychotherapy is very different, unique, and distinct from most of the previous multicultural publications. This book is not based on the racial or cultural identity of the Appalachian people, it is distinctly based on the issues relating to social marginalization, economic and social injustices, and inequities. It focuses much of its attention on the impact of the oppression and social marginalization on Appalachian people's lives. In its very first and rare attempt, this powerful book explores and discusses the effects of geography on the personality and special rules for living on the Appalachian Americans. Appalachian trails, also called trails of tears, have been sadly neglected by the multicultural scholarship and institutions of higher learning. While people in the other parts of the country enjoy beautiful sceneries of mountains and their ranges, but people from Appalachia living on the same mountains call their challenges of life as mountains of problems. The contributors of this book are commended for opening new vistas and visions for the Appalachian people to tread proudly and fearlessly on many unbeaten paths of their lives without worrying about becoming prisoners of mountains. More than ethnic, cultural, and racial conflicts, Appalachian people face more economical and environmental racism and discriminations mostly caused by the big corporations who are hungry for coal from the Appalachia. Many authors have discussed issues relating to social, psychological, and environmental needs of the Appalachian people and offered strategies of social justice and advocacy to deal with poverty, injustices, and social marginalization that is so prevalent in the Appalachian Land. The aim of this textbook is to address the mental health problems and counseling needs of the Appalachian people and it is indispensable for mental health professionals, professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and all other people interested in the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the Appalachian people. I hope it will adorn your home library soon. Daya Singh Sandhu August 29, 2019
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