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The Resource From slave cabins to the White House : homemade citizenship in African American culture, Koritha Mitchell

From slave cabins to the White House : homemade citizenship in African American culture, Koritha Mitchell

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From slave cabins to the White House : homemade citizenship in African American culture
Title
From slave cabins to the White House
Title remainder
homemade citizenship in African American culture
Statement of responsibility
Koritha Mitchell
Title variation
Homemade citizenship in African American culture
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most Americans would agree that devoted wives and mothers make families strong and that strong families are the bedrock of society. Yet, throughout this nation's history, black women have managed to become model mothers and wives, but their doing so has not kept them from being mistaken for "welfare queens" and "baby mamas," the stereotypes that most consistently shape U.S. public policy. In this book, Koritha Mitchell shows the evolving connections between black women's homemaking and citizenship from domesticities of the slave cabin and to Michelle Obama in the White House. Drawing on canonical texts by and about African American women, Mitchell begins by connecting the roles of black women as rape survivor, race mother, single lady, matriarch, the strong black woman, and the evolving black women to the various roles that the site of the home served in the eras of post-emancipation, the New Negro, Civil Rights, post-civil rights, and the "post-racial." By looking at key protagonists in literary texts by authors like Frances Harper, Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, Octavia Butler, and Alice Walker, Mitchell exposes us to the palpable tension that emerges when African Americans, especially women, continue to invest in traditional domesticity even while seeing the signs that it will not yield for them the respectability and safety it should--black women might become decent housekeepers, but never homemakers. All in all, the confluence of these domestic locations and scripts shows that at every juncture, the home was a site where African American women and families negotiated and reasserted their citizenship in a society and culture that consistently and persistently continues to marginalize and assert violence against African Americans, regardless of how they met standards of respectability and citizenry"--
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Mitchell, Koritha,
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
M575 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The New Black studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • African American women in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
From slave cabins to the White House : homemade citizenship in African American culture, Koritha Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
House Slaves, Housekeepers, Homemakers -- A Home of One's Own -- No, Really: A Home of One's Own -- New Negroes, New Homes -- Home as Human Right and Black Power -- Still the Master's House? -- The Ultimate Home: Michelle Obama in the White House -- From Mom-in-Chief to Predator-in-Chief
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780252043321
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2020005316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
126704937
Label
From slave cabins to the White House : homemade citizenship in African American culture, Koritha Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
House Slaves, Housekeepers, Homemakers -- A Home of One's Own -- No, Really: A Home of One's Own -- New Negroes, New Homes -- Home as Human Right and Black Power -- Still the Master's House? -- The Ultimate Home: Michelle Obama in the White House -- From Mom-in-Chief to Predator-in-Chief
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780252043321
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2020005316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
126704937

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