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The Resource Alice Walker : a woman for our times, Deborah G. Plant

Alice Walker : a woman for our times, Deborah G. Plant

Label
Alice Walker : a woman for our times
Title
Alice Walker
Title remainder
a woman for our times
Statement of responsibility
Deborah G. Plant
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This biography explores Alice Walker's life experiences and her lifework in context of her philosophical thought, and celebrates the author's creative genius and heroism. Born in Eatonton, GA, in 1944, a daughter of sharecroppers, Alice Walker has lived a remarkable and courageous life, and she continues to do so as an elder. Taking inspiration from her great-great-great-great grandmother who lived enslaved in the American South and died at age 125, Walker's activism stems from a philosophy that embraces all life and expresses itself through courageous truth-telling, a resolute stand for freedom, and radical love. Alice Walker: A Woman for Our Times offers a full examination of the intellectual underpinnings of Walker's life and her oeuvre from a philosophical standpoint. This philosophical biography draws a portrait of the author that reveals the nuances of her character, clarifies the relationship between her life experiences and her lifework, and the philosophical thought that underlies both. This work will be essential reading to those interested in Black studies, women's studies, the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements, peace studies, the American South, philosophy, psychology, sociology, spirituality and New Age literature, and ecology and eco-feminism."--Publisher's description
Member of
Action
housed
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plant, Deborah G.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425
LC item number
Z85 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women writers of color
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
  • Authors, American
  • African American women authors
  • Civil rights workers
  • African American women authors
  • Authors, American
  • Civil rights workers
  • United States
Label
Alice Walker : a woman for our times, Deborah G. Plant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
I am the earth. ... -- For six years I do not look up -- Everything changed -- A Spelman girl -- On my own terms -- I would only be the philosopher -- Changing the world -- Meridian: Coming of age in Mississippi -- Thought at the Meridian -- Truth teller, freedom writer -- Apologia: honoring the difficult -- Helped are those who know -- A woman of one's own: Womanist philosophy and revitalization of the sovereign feminine -- The sacred masculine -- The gnostic gospel of my father's smile -- Mbele Aché -- Sub rosa no longer: Our daughters have mothers -- Absolute goodness -- Why war is never a good idea -- We are the ones -- The cathedral of the future -- Caritas: The greatest of these -- Ouroboros -- "Alice" is old Greek for truth -- Lapis philosophorum
Control code
768800384
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780313377501
Lccn
2017016395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027443430
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)768800384
Label
Alice Walker : a woman for our times, Deborah G. Plant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
I am the earth. ... -- For six years I do not look up -- Everything changed -- A Spelman girl -- On my own terms -- I would only be the philosopher -- Changing the world -- Meridian: Coming of age in Mississippi -- Thought at the Meridian -- Truth teller, freedom writer -- Apologia: honoring the difficult -- Helped are those who know -- A woman of one's own: Womanist philosophy and revitalization of the sovereign feminine -- The sacred masculine -- The gnostic gospel of my father's smile -- Mbele Aché -- Sub rosa no longer: Our daughters have mothers -- Absolute goodness -- Why war is never a good idea -- We are the ones -- The cathedral of the future -- Caritas: The greatest of these -- Ouroboros -- "Alice" is old Greek for truth -- Lapis philosophorum
Control code
768800384
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780313377501
Lccn
2017016395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027443430
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)768800384

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