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Title Building houses out of chicken legs : Black women, food, and power / Psyche A. Williams-Forson.
Author Williams-Forson, Psyche A.
Publication Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2006]
Copyright date ©2006
Description xii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 394.12 W
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-302) and index.
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.
Subject Chickens -- Social aspects.
Meat -- Symbolic aspects.
African Americans -- Food.
African American women -- Social conditions.
African American cooking.
Cooking (Chicken)
Food habits -- United States.
Food preferences -- United States.
ISBN 0807830224 (hardcover : alk. paper) :
9780807830222 (hardcover : alk. paper)
080785686X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780807856864 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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