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The Resource The delectable Negro : human consumption and homoeroticism within U.S. slave culture, Vincent Woodard ; edited by Justin A. Joyce and Dwight A. McBride ; foreword by E. Patrick Johnson

The delectable Negro : human consumption and homoeroticism within U.S. slave culture, Vincent Woodard ; edited by Justin A. Joyce and Dwight A. McBride ; foreword by E. Patrick Johnson

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The delectable Negro : human consumption and homoeroticism within U.S. slave culture
Title
The delectable Negro
Title remainder
human consumption and homoeroticism within U.S. slave culture
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Woodard ; edited by Justin A. Joyce and Dwight A. McBride ; foreword by E. Patrick Johnson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Scholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person's claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism on the part of the slaveholder, and further draws attention to the ways in which Blacks experienced their consumption as a fundamentally homoerotic occurrence. The Delectable Negro explores these connections between homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of consumption in the context of American literature and US slave culture. Utilizing many staples of African American literature and culture, such as the slave narratives of Olaudah Equiano, Harriet Jacobs, and Frederick Douglass, as well as other less circulated materials like James L. Smith's slave narrative, runaway slave advertisements, and numerous articles from Black newspapers published in the nineteenth century, Woodard traces the racial assumptions, political aspirations, gender codes, and philosophical frameworks that dictated both European and white American arousal towards Black males and hunger for Black male flesh. Woodard uses these texts to unpack how slaves struggled not only against social consumption, but also against endemic mechanisms of starvation and hunger designed to break them. He concludes with an examination of the controversial chain gang oral sex scene in Toni Morrison's Beloved, suggesting that even at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century, we are still at a loss for language with which to describe Black male hunger within a plantation culture of consumption"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodard, Vincent
Dewey number
394/.90975
Index
index present
LC call number
E443
LC item number
.W67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Joyce, Justin A
  • McBride, Dwight A
Series statement
Sexual cultures
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  • Slaves
  • African American men
  • Plantation life
  • Starvation
  • Cannibalism
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Male homosexuality
  • Slavery in literature
  • African American men in literature
  • American literature
  • HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • Afroamerikanismus
  • Soziale Situation
  • Homosexualität
  • Kannibalismus
  • Sklaverei
  • Literatur
  • USA
Label
The delectable Negro : human consumption and homoeroticism within U.S. slave culture, Vincent Woodard ; edited by Justin A. Joyce and Dwight A. McBride ; foreword by E. Patrick Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-302)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
  • 95
  • 4
  • Domestic Rituals of Consumption
  • 127
  • 5
  • Eating Nat Turner
  • 171
  • 6
  • The Hungry Nigger
  • 269
  • 1
  • Cannibalism in Transatlantic Context
  • 29
  • 2
  • Sex, Honor, and Human Consumption
  • 59
  • 3
  • A Tale of Hunger Retold: Ravishment and Hunger in F. Douglass's Life and Writing
Control code
863195393
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780814794616
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014002841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023903855
System control number
(OCoLC)863195393
Label
The delectable Negro : human consumption and homoeroticism within U.S. slave culture, Vincent Woodard ; edited by Justin A. Joyce and Dwight A. McBride ; foreword by E. Patrick Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-302)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
  • 95
  • 4
  • Domestic Rituals of Consumption
  • 127
  • 5
  • Eating Nat Turner
  • 171
  • 6
  • The Hungry Nigger
  • 269
  • 1
  • Cannibalism in Transatlantic Context
  • 29
  • 2
  • Sex, Honor, and Human Consumption
  • 59
  • 3
  • A Tale of Hunger Retold: Ravishment and Hunger in F. Douglass's Life and Writing
Control code
863195393
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780814794616
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014002841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023903855
System control number
(OCoLC)863195393

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