Autobiography as Activism : (Record no. 844602)

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International Standard Book Number 9781604737356
Terms of availability 37.50 (NL)
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System control number (AU-PeEL)866925
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System control number (OCoLC)318813220
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Original cataloging agency AU-PeEL
Language of cataloging eng
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Classification number PS366.A35 P37
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Classification number 305.48/896073/00922
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Classification number (OCLC) (R) ; Classification number, CALL (RLIN) (NR) PS366.A35 P37
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Perkins, Margo V.
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Title Autobiography as Activism :
Remainder of title Three Black Women of the Sixties
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Place of publication, distribution, etc Jackson :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc University Press of Mississippi,
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2012.
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Extent 1 online resource (182 p.)
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Series statement eBooks on Demand
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Formatted contents note Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 "I am We": Black Women Activists Writing Autobiography; Chapter 2 Literary Antecedents in the Struggle for Freedom; Chapter 3 On Becoming: Activists'' Reflections on Their Formative Experiences; Chapter 4 Autobiography as Political/Personal Intervention; Chapter 5 Gender and Power Dynamics in 1960s Black Nationalist Struggle; Chapter 6 Reading Intertextually: Black Power Narratives Then and Now; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
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Summary, etc A study of three Black Power narratives as instruments for radical social change Angela Davis, Assata Shakur (a.k.a. JoAnne Chesimard), and Elaine Brown are the only women activists of the Black Power movement who have published book-length autobiographies. In bearing witness to that era, these militant newsmakers wrote in part to educate and to mobilize their anticipated readers. In this way, Davis''s Angela Davis: An Autobiography (1974), Shakur''s Assata (1987), and Brown''s A Taste of Power: A Black Woman''s Story (1992) can all be read as extensions of the writers'' political activism during the 1960s. Margo V. Perkins''s critical analysis of their books is less a history of the movement (or of women''s involvement in it) than an exploration of the politics of storytelling for activists who choose to write their lives. Perkins examines how activists use autobiography to connect their lives to those of other activists across historical periods, to emphasize the link between the personal and the political, and to construct an alternative history that challenges dominant or conventional ways of knowing. The histories constructed by these three women call attention to the experiences of women in revolutionary struggle, particularly to the ways their experiences have differed from men''s. The women''s stories are told from different perspectives and provide different insights into a movement that has been much studied from the masculine perspective. At times they fill in, complement, challenge, or converse with the stories told by their male counterparts, and in doing so, hint at how the present and future can be made less catastrophic because of women''s involvement. The multiple complexities of the Black Power movement become evident in reading these women''s narratives against each other as well as against the sometimes strikingly different accounts of their male counterparts. As Davis, Shakur, and Brown recount events in their lives, they dispute mainstream assumptions about race, class, and gender and reveal how the Black Power struggle profoundly shaped their respective identities. Recipient of Mississippi University for Women''s Eudora Welty Prize, 1999 Margo V. Perkins is an assistant professor of English and American studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element African American women -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element African American women in literature.
650 #4 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element African American women political activists -- Biography -- History and criticism.
650 #4 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element African Americans -- Biography -- History and criticism.
650 #4 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element American prose literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Autobiography -- African American authors.
650 #4 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Autobiography -- Women authors.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Brown, Elaine, 1943- Taste of power.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Davis, Angela Yvonne, 1944- Angela Davis.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Shakur, Assata. Assata.
650 #4 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
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Genre/form data or focus term Electronic books.
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Display text Print version:
Main entry heading Perkins, Margo V.
Title Autobiography as Activism : Three Black Women of the Sixties
Place, publisher, and date of publication Jackson : University Press of Mississippi,c2012
International Standard Book Number 9781578062645
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Uniform Resource Identifier <a href="http://uttyler.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=866925">http://uttyler.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=866925</a>
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