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The Resource Body and soul : the Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination, Alondra Nelson

Body and soul : the Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination, Alondra Nelson

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Body and soul : the Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination
Title
Body and soul
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the Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination
Statement of responsibility
Alondra Nelson
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Language
eng
Summary
This is a history of the health politics of the Black Panther Party (BPP) in the late 1960s and early 1970s, which Nelson (sociology, Columbia U.) sees as both reflective and an amplification of "the distinctiveness of a tradition of black health advocacy in which pragmatic matters of disease and healing (e.g., the founding of health institutions) were coextensive with broader political matters (e.g., challenges to racism)." She characterizes the BPP's approach as a "social health" position that drew upon the World Health Organization's framing of health as a human right, African American traditions, and Marxist understandings of the "medical-industrial complex" in order to fashion a multifaceted, but interconnected, challenge to racial health disparities that involved the establishment of free community medical clinics, ideological critique of biomedical authority (particularly in relation to racial theories of violence), coalition building with other radical groups and radicalized medical professionals, and health education campaigns. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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10024717
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UPB/DLC
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Nelson, Alondra
Dewey number
362.1089/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Minorities
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Race discrimination
  • Black Panther Party
Target audience
adult
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the Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination
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Body and soul : the Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination, Alondra Nelson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-257) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : serving the people body and soul -- African American responses to medical discrimination before 1966 -- Origins of Black Panther Party health activism -- The people's free medical clinics -- Spin doctors : the politics of sickle cell anemia -- As American as cherry pie : contesting the biologization of violence -- Conclusion : race and health in the post-civil rights era
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780816676484
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2011040833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2011040833
  • DLC
Label
Body and soul : the Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination, Alondra Nelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : serving the people body and soul -- African American responses to medical discrimination before 1966 -- Origins of Black Panther Party health activism -- The people's free medical clinics -- Spin doctors : the politics of sickle cell anemia -- As American as cherry pie : contesting the biologization of violence -- Conclusion : race and health in the post-civil rights era
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780816676484
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2011040833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2011040833
  • DLC

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