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Scripting the Black Masculine Body

Scripting the Black Masculine Body Author Ronald L. Jackson II
ISBN-10 9780791482377
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 189
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Traces the origins of Black body politics in the United States and its contemporary manifestations in hip-hop music and film.



Scripting the Black Masculine Body

Scripting the Black Masculine Body Author Ronald L. Jackson
ISBN-10 9780791466254
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 179
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Traces the origins of Black body politics in the United States and its contemporary manifestations in hip-hop music and film.



Scripting the Black Masculine Body

Scripting the Black Masculine Body Author Ronald L. Jackson
ISBN-10 9780791466261
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 189
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Traces the origins of Black body politics in the United States and its contemporary manifestations in hip-hop music and film.



Black Comics

Black Comics Author Sheena C. Howard
ISBN-10 9781441168474
Release 2013-03-14
Pages 224
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Winner of the 2014 Will Eisner Award for Best Scholarly/Academic Work. Bringing together contributors from a wide-range of critical perspectives, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation is an analytic history of the diverse contributions of Black artists to the medium of comics. Covering comic books, superhero comics, graphic novels and cartoon strips from the early 20th century to the present, the book explores the ways in which Black comic artists have grappled with such themes as the Black experience, gender identity, politics and social media. Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation introduces students to such key texts as: The work of Jackie Ormes Black women superheroes from Vixen to Black Panther Aaron McGruder's strip The Boondocks



Understanding African American Rhetoric

Understanding African American Rhetoric Author Ronald L. Jackson
ISBN-10 0415943868
Release 2003
Pages 325
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Masculinity in the Black Imagination

Masculinity in the Black Imagination Author Ronald L. Jackson
ISBN-10 1433112485
Release 2011
Pages 243
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How do Black men imagine who they are and what they must do ...within their families, communities, and the world?<BR> The essays in this collection both ask and attempt to answer this question. Based in communication, and drawing from diverse disciplines, <I>Masculinity in the Black Imagination seeks to address identity, race, and gender by examining the communicative dimensions of Black manhood. The collection works to define, deconstruct, and contextualize the interactive practice of masculinity as both a local and global phenomenon.



Global Masculinities and Manhood

Global Masculinities and Manhood Author Ronald L Jackson
ISBN-10 9780252093555
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 248
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Bringing together an array of interdisciplinary voices, Global Masculinities and Manhood examines the concept of masculinity from the perspectives of cultures around the world. Contributors to this volume deconstruct the history and politics of masculinities within the contexts of the cultures from which they have been developed, examining what makes a man who he is within his own culture. Highlighting manifestations of masculinity in countries including Jamaica, Turkey, Peru, Kenya, Australia, and China, scholars from a variety of disciplines grapple with topics including how masculinity is affected by war and conflict, defined in relation to race, ethnicity, and sexuality, and expressed in cultural activities such as sports or the cinema. Contributors are Bryant Keith Alexander, Molefi K. Asante, Murali Balaji, Maurice Hall, Ronald L. Jackson II, Shino Konishi, Nil Mutluer, Mich Nyawalo, Kathleen Glenister Roberts, Margarita Saona, and Kath Woodward.



African American Communication Identities

African American Communication   Identities Author Ronald L. Jackson
ISBN-10 9780761928461
Release 2004
Pages 351
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African American Communication and Identities brings together key essays concerning communicative aspects of African American identities. This book explains the disciplinary dimensions of African American communication literature: communication theory & identity; language & rhetoric; relational contexts; gendered contexts; organizational & instructional contexts; mass mediated contexts. This is the first anthology of well-known essays concerning the study of both African American communication and African American identities, showing how each mutually informs the other.



Looking for Leroy

Looking for Leroy Author Mark Anthony Neal
ISBN-10 9780814758359
Release 2013-04-22
Pages 224
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Mark Anthony Neal’s Looking for Leroy is an engaging and provocative analysis of the complex ways in which black masculinity has been read and misread through contemporary American popular culture. Neal argues that black men and boys are bound, in profound ways, to and by their legibility. The most “legible” black male bodies are often rendered as criminal, bodies in need of policing and containment. Ironically, Neal argues, this sort of legibility brings welcome relief to white America, providing easily identifiable images of black men in an era defined by shifts in racial, sexual, and gendered identities. Neal highlights the radical potential of rendering legible black male bodies—those bodies that are all too real for us—as illegible, while simultaneously rendering illegible black male bodies—those versions of black masculinity that we can’t believe are real—as legible. In examining figures such as hip-hop entrepreneur and artist Jay-Z, R&B Svengali R. Kelly, the late vocalist Luther Vandross, and characters from the hit HBO series The Wire, among others, Neal demonstrates how distinct representations of black masculinity can break the links in the public imagination that create antagonism toward black men. Looking for Leroy features close readings of contemporary black masculinity and popular culture, highlighting both the complexity and accessibility of black men and boys through visual and sonic cues within American culture, media, and public policy. By rendering legible the illegible, Neal maps the range of identifications and anxieties that have marked the performance and reception of post-Civil Rights era African American masculinity. Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of African & African American Studies at Duke University. He is the author of several books including New Black Man and Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic and the host of the weekly webcast Left of Black.



Encyclopedia of Identity

Encyclopedia of Identity Author Ronald L. Jackson II
ISBN-10 9781412951531
Release 2010-06-29
Pages 953
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Alphabetically arranged entries offer a comprehensive overview of the definitions, politics, manifestations, concepts, and ideas related to identity.



Black Masculinity and the U S South

Black Masculinity and the U  S  South Author Riche Richardson
ISBN-10 082033667X
Release 2010-01-25
Pages 304
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This pathbreaking study of region, race, and gender reveals how we underestimate the South's influence on the formation of black masculinity at the national level. Many negative stereotypes of black men--often contradictory ones--have emerged from the ongoing historical traumas initiated by slavery. Are black men emasculated and submissive or hypersexed and violent? Nostalgic representations of black men have arisen as well: think of the philosophical, hardworking sharecropper or the abiding, upright preacher. To complicate matters, says Riché Richardson, blacks themselves appropriate these images for purposes never intended by their (mostly) white progenitors. Starting with such well-known caricatures as the Uncle Tom and the black rapist, Richardson investigates a range of pathologies of black masculinity that derive ideological force from their associations with the South. Military policy, black-liberation discourse, and contemporary rap, she argues, are just some of the instruments by which egregious pathologies of black masculinity in southern history have been sustained. Richardson's sources are eclectic and provocative, including Ralph Ellison's fiction, Charles Fuller's plays, Spike Lee's films, Huey Newton's and Malcolm X's political rhetoric, the O. J. Simpson discourse, and the music production of Master P, the Cash Money Millionaires, and other Dirty South rappers. Filled with new insights into the region's role in producing hierarchies of race and gender in and beyond their African American contexts, this new study points the way toward more epistemological frameworks for southern literature, southern studies, and gender studies.



Performing Black Masculinity

Performing Black Masculinity Author Bryant Keith Alexander
ISBN-10 9780759114180
Release 2006-07-24
Pages 282
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Alexander's linked essays on the African American male experience.



Sexual Discretion

Sexual Discretion Author Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr.
ISBN-10 9780226096674
Release 2014-03-07
Pages 224
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African American men who have sex with men while maintaining a heterosexual lifestyle in public are attracting increasing interest from both the general media and scholars. Commonly referred to as “down-low” or “DL” men, many continue to have relationships with girlfriends and wives who remain unaware of their same-sex desires, and in much of the media, DL men have been portrayed as carriers of HIV who spread the virus to black women. Sexual Discretion explores the DL phenomenon, offering refreshingly innovative analysis of the significance of media, space, and ideals of black masculinity in understanding down low communities. In Sexual Discretion, Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr. provides the first in-depth examination of how the social expectations of black masculinity intersect and complicate expressions of same-sex affection and desire. Within these underground DL communities, men aren’t as highly policed—and thus are able to maintain their public roles as “properly masculine.” McCune draws from sources that range from R&B singer R. Kelly’s epic hip-hopera series Trapped in the Closet to Oprah's high-profile exposé on DL subculture; and from E. Lynn Harris’s contemporary sexual passing novels to McCune’s own interviews and ethnography in nightclubs and online chat rooms. Sexual Discretion details the causes, pressures, and negotiations driving men who rarely disclose their intimate secrets.



African American Rhetoric s

African American Rhetoric s Author Elaine B Richardson
ISBN-10 0809327457
Release 2007-02-12
Pages 309
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This volume explores culturally and discursively developed forms of knowledge, communicative practices, and persuasive strategies rooted in freedom struggles by people of African ancestry in America.



Race and the Black Male Subculture

Race and the Black Male Subculture Author William T. Hoston
ISBN-10 9781137588531
Release 2016-05-11
Pages 170
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This book is a study of black masculinity in the twenty-first century. Through a series of critical and interdisciplinary essays, this work examines the image of the black male in American society as a Toby Waller stereotype. Toby Waller is the fictional, yet symbolic character from Alex Haley’s highly acclaimed book and mini-series, Roots. It is a richly detailed, fictional story about slavery and one enslaved African man’s struggle to regain freedom. The parallel of the life of enslaved Toby Waller is similar to present day black males. Both are individuals who are often stripped of their cultural identity and exist within an institutional and systemic framework that devalues black male life. This dichotomy is the historical platform to discuss how those in the annals of white America demarcate which embodiment merits inclusion into societal acceptance.



Sapphire s Literary Breakthrough

Sapphire s Literary Breakthrough Author Elizabeth McNeil
ISBN-10 9781137282217
Release 2012-12-05
Pages 264
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This thoughtful collection explores the writing of provocative poet, author, and performance artist Sapphire. Like James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and other important writers, Sapphire challenges narratives that limit human imagination and possibility. PUSH, and its award-winning film adaptation Precious, have sparked national debate about the intentions and responsibilities of black literature and cinema. Sapphire's Literary Breakthrough enlists new and established scholarly voices to elucidate Sapphire's social justice concerns and to locate her contributions within larger African American literary traditions and cultural landscapes.



American Body Politics

American Body Politics Author Felipe Smith
ISBN-10 0820319333
Release 1998
Pages 419
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Felipe Smith tracks the emergence of particular gender images--such as white witch, black madonna, mammy, and white lady--and their impact on early African American literature. Smith gives us a remarkable synthesis of historical readings combined with a highly original contribution to the comprehension of racial thought and literary writing.