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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
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description from Library of Congress cataloging record: 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 in relationship to these foods and exercise influence through food preparation and distribution. Understanding these phenomena clarifies how present interpretations 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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
LC call number
GT2868.5
LC item number
.W55 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GT2868.5
NAL item number
.W55 2006
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chickens
  • Meat
  • African Americans
  • African American women
  • African American cooking
  • Cooking (Chicken)
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • Negers
  • Vrouwen
  • Kippen
  • Koken (natuurkunde)
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Essgewohnheit
  • Huhn
  • Weibliche Schwarze
  • USA
  • Soziale Situation
  • Weibliche Schwarze
  • Kochen
  • Essgewohnheit
  • USA
  • Matvanor
  • Afro-amerikanska kvinnor
  • Afro-amerikaner
  • Kyckling
  • Kött
  • Afro-amerikaner
Label
Building houses out of chicken legs : Black women, food, and power, Psyche A. Williams-Forson
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-302) 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
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
ocm62762178
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780807856864
Lccn
2005035088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807856864
  • (OCoLC)62762178
Label
Building houses out of chicken legs : Black women, food, and power, Psyche A. Williams-Forson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-302) 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
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
ocm62762178
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780807856864
Lccn
2005035088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807856864
  • (OCoLC)62762178

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