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Reproducing Misfortune through Mess

Angela McMillan Howell

in Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038815
eISBN:
9781621039761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038815.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on “mess,” a local linguistic and cultural metaphor associated with black youth of Hamilton, Alabama. Mess is more than just a novel indigenous term; it also helped to preserve ... More


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