Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination

Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination

by University Of Minnesota Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816676491
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 308,156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alondra Nelson is associate professor of sociology at Columbia University, where she also holds an appointment in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is coeditor of Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life and Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision between DNA, Race, and History.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface: Politics by Other Means
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations

Introduction: Serving the People Body and Soul
1. African American Responses to Medical Discrimination before 1966
2. Origins of Black Panther Party Health Activism
3. The People’s Free Medical Clinics
4. Spin Doctors: The Politics of Sickle Cell Anemia
5. As American as Cherry Pie: Contesting the Biologization of Violence
Conclusion: Race and Health in the Post Civil Rights Era

Notes
Index

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