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

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

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
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 women's 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 AKA's 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 outsider's/insider's peek into a world known only to a very few, and it situates that world within a larger context of black culture and black women's 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
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Whaley, Deborah Elizabeth
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
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • African American college students
  • African American Greek letter societies
  • Greek letter societies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Label
Disciplining women : Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black counterpublics, and the cultural politics of Black sororities, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
ebr10574174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 206 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Disciplining women : Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black counterpublics, and the cultural politics of Black sororities, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, (electronic book)
Publication
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
Control code
ebr10574174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 206 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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