The Resource Disciplining women : Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black counterpublics, and the cultural politics of Black sororities, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, (electronic resource/)

Disciplining women : Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black counterpublics, and the cultural politics of Black sororities, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, (electronic resource/)

Label
Disciplining women : Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black counterpublics, and the cultural politics of Black sororities
Title
Disciplining women
Title remainder
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black counterpublics, and the cultural politics of Black sororities
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Elizabeth Whaley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Black Greek-letter organizations offer many African Americans opportunities for activism, community-building, fostering cultural pride, and cultural work within the African American community. Disciplining Women focuses on the oldest Black Greek-letter sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), established in 1908. In this innovative interdisciplinary analysis of AKA, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley combines ethnographic fieldwork, archival research, oral history, and interpretive readings of popular culture and sorority rituals to examine the role of the Black sorority in womens everyday lives and more broadly within public life and politics. The study includes sorority members stories of key cultural practices and rituals, including political participation, step dancing, pledging, hazing, and community organizing. While she remains critical of the shortcomings that plague many Black social organizations with activist programs, Whaley shows how AKAs calculated cultivation of sorority life demonstrates personal and group-directed discipline and illuminates how cultural practices intersect with politics and Black public life --
  • Disciplining Women provides a unique outsiders/insiders peek into a world known only to a very few, and it situates that world within a larger context of black culture and black womens activism.--Katrina Bell McDonald, author of Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and Contemporary Black Women --
  • Disciplining Women is a well-written scholarly engagement that drills deeper than most other recent works on this subject. As a political philosopher, I was impressed by the use of strong theory to shore up arguments.--Ricky L. Jones, author of Black Haze: Violence, Sacrifice, and Manhood in Black Greek-Letter Fraternities --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
369.082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LJ31
LC item number
.W43 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Disciplining women : Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black counterpublics, and the cultural politics of Black sororities, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=339893
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Stomp the Yard, School Daze, and the Cultural Politics of Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Counterpublics, and the Ambiguity of Social Reform 3: Stepping into the African Diaspora Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Production of Sexuality and Femininity in Sorority Step Performance 4: Disciplining Women, Respectable Pledges, and the Meaning of a Soror Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Transformation of the Pledge Process 5: Voices of Collectivity/Agents of Change Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Future of Black Counterpublics
Control code
ocn670430526
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Disciplining women : Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black counterpublics, and the cultural politics of Black sororities, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=339893
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Stomp the Yard, School Daze, and the Cultural Politics of Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Counterpublics, and the Ambiguity of Social Reform 3: Stepping into the African Diaspora Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Production of Sexuality and Femininity in Sorority Step Performance 4: Disciplining Women, Respectable Pledges, and the Meaning of a Soror Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Transformation of the Pledge Process 5: Voices of Collectivity/Agents of Change Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Future of Black Counterpublics
Control code
ocn670430526
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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