The Descent of Old Haunts: Mental Illness in the Birds of Opulence

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Samuel Roy (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
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Kirk Boyle

Abstract: An analysis of the mental illness described in The Birds of Opulence. Explores Black Appalachian women’s mental health issues, especially in regards to cultural and social stigmas. This novel can be utilized as a lens into social norms which hinder women from seeking help.

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Language: English
Date: 2020
Mental Illness, Black Appalachia, Mental Health, Women, Culture, Social Stigmas

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