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Author Williams-Forson, Psyche A.

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

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2006.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  GT2868.5 .W55 2006    Available  ---
Description xii, 317 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-302) and index.
Contents I: Encounters with the bird -- 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 -- II: African women and gender malpractice -- 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.
Subject Chickens -- Social aspects.
Meat -- Symbolic aspects.
African American women -- Food.
African American women -- Social conditions.
African American cooking.
Cooking (Chicken)
Food habits -- United States.
Food preferences -- United States.
ISBN 080785686X (pbk. : alk. paper)
0807830224 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780807830222
9780807856864