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Women activists and civil rights leaders in auto/biographical literature and films

Author: Delphine Letort; Benaouda Lebdaï
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collective book offers new insight on the genres of biography and autobiography by examining the singular path of those deemed to be ‘outsiders’, such as Winnie Mandela, Ida B. Wells, Malcolm X and Harvey Milk. Its specific focus on these female leaders and civil rights activists, who refused to be constrained by gender, race and class, shifts attention away from the great men of history and places it solely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Delphine Letort; Benaouda Lebdaï
ISBN: 9783319770802 3319770802
OCLC Number: 1022075201
Description: xvi, 231 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction, Delphine Letort and Benaouda Lebdai.- Section 1: The Lives of Women Activists.- 2. Winnie Madikizela Mandela: the Construction of a South African Political Icon, Benaouda Lebdai.- 3. `Revoluting' or writing? Ahdaf Soueif and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, Jacqueline Jondot.- 4. Autobiography of an Activist: Sophonisba Breckinridge, "Champion of the Championless", Anya Jabour.- 5. 'Lean In and Tell Me a (True) Story': Sheryl Sandberg's Revision of Feminist History.- Section 2: Black History in Auto/biographical Texts.- 6. The Many Lives of Ida B. Wells: Autobiography, Historical Biography, and Documentary, Delphine Letort.- 7. Malcolm X: From the Autobiography to Spike Lee's Film, Two Complementary Perspectives on the Man and the Militant Black Leader, Dominique Dubois.- 8. Michelle Obama: the Voice and Embodiment of (African) American History, Pierre-Marie Loizeau.- 9. Ghost Writing and Filming Biography in Twelve/12 Years a Slave, Sylvie Charron.- Section 3: The Leaders' (Hi)stories in Biographical Films.- 10. Biographical Motion Pictures and the Resuscitation of "Real Lives", Taina Tuhkunen.- 11. "Negro Girl (Meager)": Black Women's In/visibility in Contemporary Films about Slavery, Lisa Botshon and Melinda Plastas.- 12. Queering the Biopic? Milk (2008) and the Biographic Real, Isabelle Van Peteghem-Treard.- 13. In Search of Purcell's Legacy: Tony Palmer's England, My England (1995), Nicole Cloarec.- 14. Does one Need to be a Man in order to be a Great Man?, Nathalie Prince.
Responsibility: Delphine Letort, Benaouda Lebdai, editors.

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