A Taste of Power

A Taste of Power

Stunning, lyrical, and acute, this is the indelible testimony of a black woman’s battle to define herself.

Author: Elaine Brown

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781101970102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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“A stunning picture of a black woman’s coming of age in America. Put it on the shelf beside The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” —Kirkus Reviews Elaine Brown assumed her role as the first and only female leader of the Black Panther Party with these words: “I have all the guns and all the money. I can withstand challenge from without and from within. Am I right, Comrade?” It was August 1974. From a small Oakland-based cell, the Panthers had grown to become a revolutionary national organization, mobilizing black communities and white supporters across the country—but relentlessly targeted by the police and the FBI, and increasingly riven by violence and strife within. How Brown came to a position of power over this paramilitary, male-dominated organization, and what she did with that power, is a riveting, unsparing account of self-discovery. Brown’s story begins with growing up in an impoverished neighborhood in Philadelphia and attending a predominantly white school, where she first sensed what it meant to be black, female, and poor in America. She describes her political awakening during the bohemian years of her adolescence, and her time as a foot soldier for the Panthers, who seemed to hold the promise of redemption. And she tells of her ascent into the upper echelons of Panther leadership: her tumultuous relationship with the charismatic Huey Newton, who would become her lover and her nemesis; her experience with the male power rituals that would sow the seeds of the party's demise; and the scars that she both suffered and inflicted in that era’s paradigm-shifting clashes of sex and power. Stunning, lyrical, and acute, this is the indelible testimony of a black woman’s battle to define herself. “A glowing achievement.” —Los Angeles Times “Honest, funny, subjective, unsparing, and passionate. . . A Taste of Power weaves autobiography and political history into a story that fascinates and illuminates.” —The Washington Post
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Taste of Power

A Taste of Power

The Politics of Local Economics Maureen Mackintosh, Hilary Wainwright. v. V A Taste of Power The Politics of Local Economics.

Author: Maureen Mackintosh

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: UOM:39015014497633

Category: Great Britain

Page: 441

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Categories: Great Britain

A Taste of Power

A Taste of Power

Author: Peter Randall

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000054295

Category: Apartheid

Page: 225

View: 505

Categories: Apartheid

A Taste of Power

A Taste of Power

identity allows a glimpse into how knowledge creates privilege, tastes can marginalize, and how we endorse what we are, or are expected to be, in the act of eating and talking about food. a taste of power Today we are immersed in food ...

Author: Katharina Vester

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520284982

Category: History

Page: 283

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"A Taste of Power is an investigation of the crucial role culinary texts and practices played in the making of cultural identities and social hierarchies since the founding of the United States. Nutritional advice and representations of food and eating, including cookbooks, literature, magazines, newspapers, still life paintings, television shows, films, and the internet, have helped throughout American history to circulate normative claims about citizenship, gender performance, sexuality, class privilege, race, and ethnicity, while promising an increase in cultural capital and social mobility to those who comply with the prescribed norms. The study examines culinary writing and practices as forces for the production of social order and, at the same time, as points of cultural resistance against hegemonic norms, especially in shaping dominant ideas of nationalism, gender, and sexuality, suggesting that eating right is a gateway to becoming an American, a good citizen, an ideal man, or a perfect mother. Cookbooks, as a low-prestige literary form, became the largely unheralded vehicles for women to participate in nation-building before they had access to the vote or public office, for middle-class authors to assert their class privileges, for men to claim superiority over women even in the kitchen, and for Lesbian authors to reinscribe themselves into the heteronormative economy of culinary culture. The book engages in close reading of a wide variety of sources and genres to uncover the intersections of food, politics, and privilege in American culture."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

A Taste of Power

A Taste of Power

This is her unforgettable memoir, charting her rise from an impoverished neighbourhood in Philadelphia, through her political awakening during a bohemian adolescence, and on to her time as a foot soldier for the Panthers and ascent into its ...

Author: Elaine Brown

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141998442

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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The incredible memoir of Elaine Brown - the first woman leader of the Black Panthers 'Here I was, a woman, proclaiming supreme power over the most militant organization in America' In 1974 Elaine Brown became the first woman leader of the Black Panther Party. This is her unforgettable memoir, charting her rise from an impoverished neighbourhood in Philadelphia, through her political awakening during a bohemian adolescence, and on to her time as a foot soldier for the Panthers and ascent into its male-dominated upper ranks. It is a seminal exploration of power, racism and one woman's revolutionary struggle. 'Heart-wrenching, wild and moving ... a glowing achievement' Los Angeles Times 'What Elaine Brown writes is so astonishing, at times it is even difficult to believe she survived it. And yet she did, bringing us that amazing light of the black woman's magical resilience' Alice Walker
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Native Foodways

Native Foodways

Katherine Vester, A Taste of Power: Food and American Identities, California Studies in Food and Culture (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015), 30; Kariann Akemi Yokota, Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a ...

Author: Michelene E. Pesantubbee

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438482637

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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Explores the interplay of religion and food in Native American cultures. Native Foodways is the first scholarly collection of essays devoted exclusively to the interplay of Indigenous religious traditions and foodways in North America. Drawing on diverse methodologies, the essays discuss significant confluences in selected examples of these religious traditions and foodways, providing rich individual case studies informed by relevant historical, ethnographic, and comparative data. Many of the essays demonstrate how narrative and active elements of selected Indigenous North American religious traditions have provided templates for interactive relationships with particular animals and plants, rooted in detailed information about their local environments. In return, these animals and plants have provided these Native American communities with sustenance. Other essays provide analyses of additional contemporary and historical North American Indigenous foodways while also addressing issues of tradition and cultural change. Scholars and other readers interested in ecology, climate change, world hunger, colonization, religious studies, and cultural studies will find this book to be a valuable resource. Michelene E. Pesantubbee is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa and author of Choctaw Women in a Chaotic World: The Clash of Cultures in the Colonial Southeast. Michael J. Zogry is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas and author of Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony and Identity.
Categories: Social Science

Black against Empire

Black against Empire

Elaine Brown, A Taste of Power, ch. 6. 9. This idea is supported by Elaine Brown's account of fights about what posters to hang on the walls (Taste of Power, ch. 6), and Scot Brown, in “The US Organization,” also suggests that shared ...

Author: Joshua Bloom

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520966451

Category: History

Page: 568

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This timely special edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, features a new preface by the authors that places the Party in a contemporary political landscape, especially as it relates to Black Lives Matter and other struggles to fight police brutality against black communities. In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement that called for full citizenship rights for blacks within the United States, the Black Panther Party rejected the legitimacy of the U.S. government and positioned itself as part of a global struggle against American imperialism. In the face of intense repression, the Party flourished, becoming the center of a revolutionary movement with offices in sixty-eight U.S. cities and powerful allies around the world. Black against Empire is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. The authors analyze key political questions, such as why so many young black people across the country risked their lives for the revolution, why the Party grew most rapidly during the height of repression, and why allies abandoned the Party at its peak of influence. Bold, engrossing, and richly detailed, this book cuts through the mythology and obfuscation, revealing the political dynamics that drove the explosive growth of this revolutionary movement and its disastrous unraveling. Informed by twelve years of meticulous archival research, as well as familiarity with most of the former Party leadership and many rank-and-file members, this book is the definitive history of one of the greatest challenges ever posed to American state power.
Categories: History

Race Relations News

Race Relations News

A SURVEY OF RACE RELATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1973 R3.00 From the Publications Department, S. A. Institute of Race ... The first edition of "A Taste of of Power" was going to be banned Power" contained three quotes and and giving the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000122780772

Category: South Africa

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Categories: South Africa

A Taste of Power

A Taste of Power

A tense and atmospheric short story from the author of the brilliant debut NORTH OF BOSTON - a riveting thriller readers of Laura Lipmann, Dennis Lehane and Harlan Coben should be sure not to miss!

Author: Elisabeth Elo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472225368

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 138

A tense and atmospheric short story from the author of the brilliant debut NORTH OF BOSTON - a riveting thriller readers of Laura Lipmann, Dennis Lehane and Harlan Coben should be sure not to miss! Desperate to escape Gaston, a New England institution to which troublesome young adults are banished by their wealthy parents, Louisa Chambers is willing to pay any sum for a get-out pass. But then the price for her therapist's backing becomes sexual favours, and Louisa finds herself trapped in a nightmare. Pirio Kasparov's a hair's breadth from freedom herself, but she's won't leave Louisa at the mercy of a man happy to exploit his power over vulnerable young women. But Pirio's plan will have startling consequences...
Categories: Fiction

A Taste of Power

A Taste of Power

In this brilliant interdisciplinary work, Katharina Vester examines how cookbooks became a way for women to participate in nation-building before they had access to the vote or public office, for Americans to distinguish themselves from ...

Author: Katharina Vester

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520960602

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 182

Since the founding of the United States, culinary texts and practices have played a crucial role in the making of cultural identities and social hierarchies. A Taste of Power examines culinary writing and practices as forces for the production of social order and, at the same time, points of cultural resistance. Culinary writing has helped shape dominant ideas of nationalism, gender, and sexuality, suggesting that eating right is a gateway to becoming an American, a good citizen, an ideal man, or a perfect wife and mother. In this brilliant interdisciplinary work, Katharina Vester examines how cookbooks became a way for women to participate in nation-building before they had access to the vote or public office, for Americans to distinguish themselves from Europeans, for middle-class authors to assert their class privileges, for men to claim superiority over women in the kitchen, and for lesbian authors to insert themselves into the heteronormative economy of culinary culture. A Taste of Power engages in close reading of a wide variety of sources and genres to uncover the intersections of food, politics, and privilege in American culture.
Categories: History