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  • Author:
    Deborah Elizabeth Whaley
  • ISBN:
    1438432720
  • ISBN13:
    978-1438432724
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    SUNY Press (September 1, 2010)
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    218 pages
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An interdisciplinary look Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the first historically Black sorority. Disciplining Women is a deeply thought-out and well-constructed study that does as it intends to do by dissecting the meanings inherent in Black sorority life

An interdisciplinary look Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the first historically Black sorority. Disciplining Women is a deeply thought-out and well-constructed study that does as it intends to do by dissecting the meanings inherent in Black sorority life. Whaley's own identity as insider-outsider complicates her cultural readings of AKA and BGLOs in general and makes her analyses rich and provocative. - Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. Whaley offers a fair and even treatment of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) history. This book will be of particular interest to scholars of women's organizations, social movements, and activist groups.

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Disciplining Women focuses on the oldest Black Greek-letter sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, established in 1908

Disciplining Women focuses on the oldest Black Greek-letter sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, established in 1908.

Deborah Elizabeth Whaley's Disciplining Women examines the history and cultural tensions in Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated (AKA) sorority. The majority of monographs on black sororities and fraternities do not analyze the cultural impact of Black Greek-Letter Organizations (BGLOs). Whaley argues that AKA engages in cultural politics, that is, the site where culture and politics meet. (p. 3). As a result, AKA social programs have a cultural and political impact in the black community

by Deborah Elizabeth Whaley.

Disciplining Women : Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Counterpublics, and the Cultural Politics of Black Sororities. by Deborah Elizabeth Whaley. Select Format: Hardcover. An interdisciplinary look Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the first historically Black sorority. ISBN13:9781438432724. Release Date:September 2010.

Follow New Books in History to never miss another show. Deborah Whaley& new book Disciplining Women: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Counterpublics, and the Cultural Politics of Black Sororities (SUNY Press, 2010) may be the first full-length study of a Black Greek-Letter Organization (BGLO) written by a non-BGLO member.

Disciplining Women focuses on the oldest Black Greek-letter sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, established in 1908. Deborah Elizabeth Whaley.

Deborah Whaley’s new book Disciplining Women: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Counterpublics .

Deborah Whaley’s new book Disciplining Women: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Counterpublics, and the Cultural Politics of Black Sororities (SUNY Press, 2010) may be th. .Whaley takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study, which includes a personal rumination on her family’s relation to BGLO’s, interviews with sorority sisters, ethnographic participant observations, and literary and film analyses. Her foray into popular black culture is enriched by deep critical engagement with such texts as Spike Lee’s canonical film School Daze and the recent cinematic representation of Black Greek life Stomp the Yard.

Deborah Elizabeth Whaley. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Black Greek-letter organizations offer many African Americans opportunities for activism, community-building, fostering cultural pride, and cultural work within the African American community. The study includes sorority members' stories of key cultural practices and rituals, including political participation, step dancing, pledging, hazing, and community organizing.

An interdisciplinary look Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the first historically Black sorority.

Erienan
I am not a member of AKA. I have been affected however by all the good works it has performed for more than a century ago. My daughter however, was so infatuated by the thought of joining this sorority and has been since she was a fourth grade student. When searching for colleges throughout the United States, this was amongst her "must haves" when making a decision. She applied to 12 schools and was accepted at 11 of them. The choice of a certain IVY League school was what her Dad and I would have chosen but she did not agree and chose an excellent University instead, that had an "active" AKA chapter.

This is not a short read or a Cinderella story. It examines the pros and cons of joining this historical group of women and will give you what you might need in making a choice. I highly recommend this book for future AKA's or those of us who just want to know more. It took perseverance and hard work but as a junior at a major University my daughter finally became an AKA!
Ceroelyu
This was a good read. As a member of this sorority, when I read this as a new initiate, this book gave me a better insight
Tiv
Great read for those interested in understanding the history of BGLOs.
SlingFire
I am almost done with this book. It gives deep insight into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorortity, Inc. It also gives several brief in-depth comparative analyses of other Black Greek lettered sororities.

It is not written by a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, but she had the cooperation of many members of the sorority. Although it is not written by a soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha, it is NOT one of those cheaply written fake-expose books that claim to tell you the secrets of the organization.

This is an extremely scholarly work, and will give one a better understanding of the purpose of the organization, the reason its members are so dedicated to it, and its significance in strengthening and bonding educated women of color around affecting social change.

C. F. Lawrence Jr., Principal
Anyshoun
Great book for anyone seeking additional historical information into BGLOs. I enjoyed the accounts from the different women who were able to capture the essence of the sorority through their stories and experiences during their process. I commend the author for allowing the reader to see the sorority from a different more in depth perspective by tracing the history of African American culture and the origins of fraternal traditions. Bringing this information to the forefront allows the public to witness the opportunities BGLOs have and continue to provide on a global scale.
Cells
Informative book that delves deeper than what the general public may or may not know about BGLO goals and initiatives.
Freaky Hook
Great book. Excellent read. Very impressed.
This book is compiled of numerous random topics. It does not have a flow and it takes the reader all over the places just to arrive at the same old point throughout the book. It was also very boring. It takes a long time to read it. I only read it all because I did not want to waste my money. I do not recommend this book. There is not information in the book that is not already on the internet or Wikipedia.