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The Resource Race & excellence : my dialogue with Chester Pierce, Ezra E.H. Griffith

Race & excellence : my dialogue with Chester Pierce, Ezra E.H. Griffith

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Race & excellence : my dialogue with Chester Pierce
Title
Race & excellence
Title remainder
my dialogue with Chester Pierce
Statement of responsibility
Ezra E.H. Griffith
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Chester Pierce was born in 1927; by 1952 he was a graduate of the Harvard Medical School. He went on to become president of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and president of the American Orthopsychiatric Association. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences and had an annual research seminar named after him by the National Medical Association
  • Founding chair of the Black Psychiatrists of America, Pierce has profoundly affected American psychiatry and the thinking of African American psychiatrists during the last two decades. While recognized for his substantive scholarship on coping with extreme environments such as the South Pole, he is probably best known for his theories regarding how blacks cope with racism in the United States
  • In Race and Excellence, Ezra Griffith, also an African American professor of psychiatry, engages Pierce in a dialogue with the goal of clarifying the interconnection between the personal and the professional in the lives of both black scholars. The text melds the story of Pierce's life and his achievements, with particular attention to his theories about the predictable nature of racist behavior and the responses of oppressed groups. Having earned his doctorate a generation after Pierce, Griffith approaches his conversation with Pierce as a face-to-face meeting between mentor and student. Retelling Pierce's life story ultimately becomes for Griffith an exercise in conceptualizing his own experience. As he writes, "I never just wanted to tell Chet's story; I wanted to work his story out, to measure it, to try it on, to figure out which parts are good for me and other blacks so earnestly seeking heroes"
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffith, Ezra E. H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC438.6.P54
LC item number
G74 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Pierce, Chester M
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  • Pierce, Chester M
  • Pierce, Chester M.
  • African American psychiatrists
  • Psychiatrists
  • African Americans
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Race & excellence : my dialogue with Chester Pierce, Ezra E.H. Griffith
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38016565
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 183 pages
Isbn
9780877456285
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97046429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Race & excellence : my dialogue with Chester Pierce, Ezra E.H. Griffith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38016565
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 183 pages
Isbn
9780877456285
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97046429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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