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The Resource Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America, Micki McElya

Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America, Micki McElya

Label
Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America
Title
Clinging to mammy
Title remainder
the faithful slave in twentieth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Micki McElya
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Aunt Jemima beamed at Americans from the pancake mix box on grocery shelves, many felt reassured by her broad smile that she and her product were dependable. She was everyone's mammy, the faithful slave who was content to cook and care for whites, no matter how grueling the labor, because she loved them. This far-reaching image of the nurturing black mother exercises a tenacious hold on the American imagination." "Micki McElya examines why we cling to mammy. She argues that the figure of the loyal slave has played a powerful role in modern American politics and culture. Loving, hating, pitying, or pining for mammy became a way for Americans to make sense of shifting economic, social, and racial realities. Assertions of black people's contentment with servitude alleviated white fears while reinforcing racial hierarchy. African American resistance to this notion was varied but often placed new constraints on black women."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McElya, Micki
Dewey number
306.3/620820973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.M397 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jemima
  • African American women in popular culture
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • Women slaves
  • Slavery
  • African American women
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in advertising
  • United States
Label
Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America, Micki McElya
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-304) 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
Control code
80019819
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780674024335
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007001231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)80019819
Label
Clinging to mammy : the faithful slave in twentieth-century America, Micki McElya
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-304) 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
Control code
80019819
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780674024335
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007001231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)80019819

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