Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power

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Product Details

Price
$35.00
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.12 X 9.28 X 0.78 inches | 1.07 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807856864

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About the Author

Psyche A. Williams-Forson is assistant professor of American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Reviews

"This is a wonderful book, a thoroughly researched, wonderfully conceptualized, and well-written study."
Amy Bentley, New York University
"I cannot recall an occasion on which I learned so much from a single text."
Trudier Harris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Forces the reader to think carefully about the role of food in black women's history. And this alone, as one cookbook author might say, is a good thing."
-- "American Historical Review"
"Likely to prove useful to students of cultural identity and stereotype."
-- "Western Folklore"
"A highly informative read. . . . I am sure it will become a permanent part of the foodway canon. Williams-Forson is an excellent writer who has done some interesting research and pieced together a highly readable book."
-- "The Journal of Folklore"
"[Williams-Forson's] interdisciplinary methods--incorporating literature, print culture, history, personal interviews, and media studies--yield fascinating insights. . . . ["Building Houses out of Chicken Legs"] shows the potential of interdisciplinary study of food culture."
-"American Quarterly"