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When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist

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Publisher Comments:

In this fresh, funky, and irreverent book, a new voice of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, post-soul generation has emerged in Joan Morgan: a groundbreaking and unflinching author who probes the complex issues facing African-American women today.

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost is a decidedly intimate look into the life of the modern black woman: a complex world where feminists often have not-so-clandestine affairs with the most sexist of men; where women who treasure their independence often prefer men who pick up the tab; where the deluge of babymothers and babyfathers reminds black women, who long for marriage, that traditional nuclear families are a reality for less than 40 percent of the African-American population; and where black women are forced to make sense of a world where "truth is no longer black and white but subtle, intriguing shades of gray."

Morgan ushers in a voice that, like hip-hop — the cultural movement that defines her generation — samples and layers many voices, and injects its sensibilities into the old and flips it into something new, provocative, and powerful.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-235) and index.

About the Author

Joan Morgan began her writing career at The Village Voice. She was a staff writer to Vibe and is presently a contributing writer for Essence. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Contents

intro.: dress up

the f-word

hip-hop feminist

from fly-girls to bitches and hos

strongblackwomen

strongblackwomen -n- endangeredblackmen...this is not a love story

lovenote

babymother

chickenhead envy

one last thing before I go

source notes

index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684822624
Subtitle:
A Hip-Hop Feminest Breaks It Down
Author:
Morgan, Joan
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster LANGUAGE: eng
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Feminists
Subject:
Afro-American women -- Civil rights.
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19990310
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in 13.936 oz

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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