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The Resource This woman's work : the writing and activism of Bebe Moore Campbell, Osizwe Raena Jamila Harwell

This woman's work : the writing and activism of Bebe Moore Campbell, Osizwe Raena Jamila Harwell

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This woman's work : the writing and activism of Bebe Moore Campbell
Title
This woman's work
Title remainder
the writing and activism of Bebe Moore Campbell
Statement of responsibility
Osizwe Raena Jamila Harwell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This Woman's Work presents a social history and critical biography based on the life of award-winning writer Bebe Moore Campbell (1950-2006). It offers the personal story of a popular novelist, journalist, and mental health advocate. This book examines Campbell's life and activism in two periods: first, as a student at the University of Pittsburgh during the 1960s black student movement and, second, as a mental health advocate near the end of her life in 2006. It describes Campbell's activism within the Black Action Society from 1967 to 1971 and her negotiation of the Black Nationalist ideologies espoused during the 1960s. The book also explores Campbell's later involvement in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), her role as a national spokesperson, and the local activism that sparked the birth of the NAMI Urban-Los Angeles chapter, which served black and Latino communities (1999-2006). Adjacent to her activist work, Campbell's first novel, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, connects to her emerging political consciousness (related to race and gender) and the concern for racial violence during the US black liberation period from 1950 to 1970. Similarly Campbell's final novel, 72 Hour Hold, is examined closely for its connection to her activism as well as the sociopolitical commentary, emphasis on mental health disparities, coping with mental illness, and advocacy in black communities. As a writer and activist, Campbell immersed her readers in immediately relevant historical and sociopolitical matters. This Woman's Work is the first full-length biography of Bebe Moore Campbell and details the seamless marriage of her fiction writing and community activism"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harwell, Osizwe Raena
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3553.A4395
LC item number
Z53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Campbell, Bebe Moore
  • African American authors
  • Authors, American
  • African American women political activists
  • Social change in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Mental illness in literature
Label
This woman's work : the writing and activism of Bebe Moore Campbell, Osizwe Raena Jamila Harwell
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1343/3148028/image/lgcover.9781496807588.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Campus Activism and Community Mental Health Awareness. The University of Pittsburgh and the Black Action Society: Campbell's Early Years as a Student Activist -- Private Matters and Public Health: Campbell Takes On Mental Illness at Home and in the Community -- Reading Campbell's First and Last Novels as Activist Text. A Novel Beginning: Campbell 's Emergence as a Fiction Writer with Your Blues Ain't Like Mine -- From Podium to Pen and Paper: 72 Hour Hold as Commentary, Critique, and Catharsis
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 199 p.
Isbn
9781496807588
Lccn
2015044828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)930257171
Label
This woman's work : the writing and activism of Bebe Moore Campbell, Osizwe Raena Jamila Harwell
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1343/3148028/image/lgcover.9781496807588.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Campus Activism and Community Mental Health Awareness. The University of Pittsburgh and the Black Action Society: Campbell's Early Years as a Student Activist -- Private Matters and Public Health: Campbell Takes On Mental Illness at Home and in the Community -- Reading Campbell's First and Last Novels as Activist Text. A Novel Beginning: Campbell 's Emergence as a Fiction Writer with Your Blues Ain't Like Mine -- From Podium to Pen and Paper: 72 Hour Hold as Commentary, Critique, and Catharsis
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 199 p.
Isbn
9781496807588
Lccn
2015044828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)930257171

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