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Building houses out of chicken legs : Black women, food, and power

Author: Psyche A Williams-Forson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006.
Series: Black women writers series.
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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  Read more...
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Williams-Forson, Psyche A.
Building houses out of chicken legs.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005035088
(OCoLC)62762178
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Psyche A Williams-Forson
ISBN: 9780807877357 0807877352
OCLC Number: 81888830
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 317 pages) : illustrations
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.
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.
Series Title: Black women writers series.
Responsibility: Psyche A. Williams-Forson.
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