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The Resource Building houses out of chicken legs : Black women, food, and power, Psyche A. Williams-Forson

Building houses out of chicken legs : Black women, food, and power, Psyche A. Williams-Forson

Label
Building houses out of chicken legs : Black women, food, and power
Title
Building houses out of chicken legs
Title remainder
Black women, food, and power
Statement of responsibility
Psyche A. Williams-Forson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chicken--both the bird and the food--has played multiple roles in the lives of African American women from the slavery era to the present. It has provided food and a source of income for their families, shaped a distinctive culture, and helped women define and exert themselves in racist and hostile environments. Psyche A. Williams-Forson examines the complexity of black women's legacies using food as a form of cultural work. While acknowledging the negative interpretations of black culture associated with chicken imagery, Williams-Forson focuses her analysis on the ways black women have forged their own self-definitions and relationships to the "gospel bird." Exploring material ranging from personal interviews to the comedy of Chris Rock, from commercial advertisements to the art of Kara Walker, and from cookbooks to literature, Williams-Forson considers how black women arrive at degrees of self-definition and self-reliance using certain foods. She demonstrates how they defy conventional representations of blackness and exercise influence through food preparation and distribution. Understanding these complex relationships clarifies how present associations of blacks and chicken are rooted in a past that is fraught with both racism and agency. The traditions and practices of feminism, Williams-Forson argues, are inherent in the foods women prepare and serve
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams-Forson, Psyche A
Dewey number
394.1/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GT2868.5
LC item number
.W55 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GT2868.5
NAL item number
.W55 2006
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chickens
  • Meat
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American cooking
  • Cooking (Chicken)
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American cooking
  • African American women
  • Cooking (Chicken)
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • United States
  • Soziale Situation
  • Schwarze Frau
  • Essgewohnheit
  • Vrouwen
  • Kippen
  • Koken (natuurkunde)
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Kochen
  • USA
Label
Building houses out of chicken legs : Black women, food, and power, Psyche A. Williams-Forson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-302) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We called ourselves waiter carriers -- "Who dat say chicken in dis crowd" : Black men, visual imagery, and the ideology of fear -- Gnawing on a chicken bone in my own house : cultural contestation, Black women's work, and class -- Traveling the chicken bone express -- Say Jesus and come to me : signifying and church food -- Taking the big piece of chicken -- Still dying for some soul food? -- Flying the coop with Kara Walker -- Epilogue : from train depots to country buffets
Control code
81888830
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 317 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807877357
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5b15cc3d-bdf8-40fc-9fe1-d20e9d203a09
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)81888830
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Building houses out of chicken legs : Black women, food, and power, Psyche A. Williams-Forson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-302) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We called ourselves waiter carriers -- "Who dat say chicken in dis crowd" : Black men, visual imagery, and the ideology of fear -- Gnawing on a chicken bone in my own house : cultural contestation, Black women's work, and class -- Traveling the chicken bone express -- Say Jesus and come to me : signifying and church food -- Taking the big piece of chicken -- Still dying for some soul food? -- Flying the coop with Kara Walker -- Epilogue : from train depots to country buffets
Control code
81888830
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 317 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807877357
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5b15cc3d-bdf8-40fc-9fe1-d20e9d203a09
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)81888830
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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