Building houses out of chicken legs : Black women, food, and power / Psyche A. Williams-Forson.
- Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [c2006].
xii, , 317,  pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Chickens -- Social aspects.
Meat -- Symbolic aspects.
African American women -- Food.
African American women -- Social conditions.
African American cooking.
Food habits -- United States.
Food preferences -- United States.
- Place of Publication:
- United States North Carolina Chapel Hill.
- Part 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
Part II. African American 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.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -302) and index.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy is paperback edition.
Banks Collection copy has embossed stamp "JB Library of Joanna Banks" on title page.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (stamp) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Cookbooks (University of Pennsylvania)
- 0807830224 (cloth : alk. paper)
080785686X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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