Jook Women Summary

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The primary argument of the article “Jook Women” is the representation of women in the jook culture. The article focuses on the definition and the meaning of the term “jook”. Jook is another term for a juke joint where as the article states it as a “negro pleasure house” The text definition of jook has been presented to us as an outlaw place. A place where outlaws go, or people who don’t care about anything or anyone. Not even themselves. Also the author argues about certain examples of African-American ballad traditions. The main argument is the study of a women’s role and position in African-American culture. The author provides examples of not only traditions but also celebrations where women play a significant role in the jook culture.
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