PERFORMING BLACK MASCULINITY

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Performing Black Masculinity

Author : Bryant Keith Alexander
ISBN : 075910929X
Genre : Social Science
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Presents linked essays on the African American male experience.
Category: Social Science

Staging Masculinity

Author : Carla J. McDonough
ISBN : 9780786427369
Genre : Performing Arts
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This study explores how masculinity is presented in the works of such leading male playwrights as Sam Shepard, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, David Mamet and August Wilson.
Category: Performing Arts

Your Average Nigga

Author : Vershawn Ashanti Young
ISBN : 0814335764
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 43.97 MB
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An engrossing autobiographical exploration of black masculinity as a mode of racial and verbal performance.
Category: Social Science

Black Masculinity And Sexual Politics

Author : Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr.
ISBN : 9781135192174
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 84.93 MB
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This book is about how African American males experience masculinity politics, and how U.S. sexism and racial ranking influences relationships between black and white males. Lemelle argues that the only way to accommodate African American males is to eliminate sexism, particularly as it appears in the organization of families.
Category: Social Science

Constructing The Black Masculine

Author : Maurice O. Wallace
ISBN : 0822328690
Genre : Social Science
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DIVA major rethinking of the issues around African American masculinity, tracing its relation to images of construction, and applying ideas from Eve Sedgwick’s Epistemology of the Closet./div
Category: Social Science

Black Masculinity On Film

Author : Daniel O'Brien
ISBN : 9781137593238
Genre : PERFORMING ARTS
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This book provides wide-ranging commentary on depictions of the black male in mainstream cinema. O’Brien explores the extent to which counter-representations of black masculinity have been achieved within a predominately white industry, with an emphasis on agency, the negotiation and malleability of racial status, and the inherent instability of imposed racial categories. Focusing on American and European cinema, the chapters highlight actors (Woody Strode, Noble Johnson, Eddie Anderson, Will Smith), genres (jungle pictures, westerns, science fiction) and franchises (Tarzan, James Bond) underrepresented in previous critical and scholarly commentary in the field. The author argues that although the characters and performances generated in these areas invoke popular genre types, they display complexity, diversity and ambiguity, exhibiting aspects that are positive, progressive and subversive. This book will appeal to both the academic and the general reader interested in film, race, gender and colonial issues. Daniel O'Brien is Lecturer at the University of Southampton. He is a writer and historian in film studies and a film tutor in Medical Humanities. His recent publications include Classical Masculinity and the Spectacular Body on Film: The Mighty Sons of Hercules (Palgrave Macmillan 2014).
Category: PERFORMING ARTS

Sexual Discretion

Author : Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr.
ISBN : 9780226096674
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Boys Boyz Bois

Author : Keith Harris
ISBN : 9781135496074
Genre : History
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Boys, Boyz, Bois concerns questions of ethics, gender and race in popular American images, national discourse and cultural production by and about black men. The book proposes an ethics of masculinity, as ethnics refers to a system of morality and valuation and as ethics refers to a care of the self and ethical subject formation. The texts of analysis include recent films by black/African American filmmakers, gangsta rap and hip-hop and black star persona: texts ranging from Blaxploitation and New Black Cinema to contemporary music video to autobiography and the public image of Sidney Poitier. The book is a significant contribution to cultural studies and gender studies and critical race theory. What is distinctive about the book is the question of ethics as a question of race and gender.
Category: History

From Jim Crow To Jay Z

Author : Miles White
ISBN : 9780252036620
Genre : Music
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This multilayered study of the representation of black masculinity in musical and cultural performance takes aim at the reduction of African American male culture to stereotypes of deviance, misogyny, and excess. Broadening the significance of hip-hop culture by linking it to other expressive forms within popular culture, Miles White examines how these representations have both encouraged the demonization of young black males in the United States and abroad and contributed to the construction of their identities. From Jim Crow to Jay-Z traces black male representations to chattel slavery and American minstrelsy as early examples of fetishization and commodification of black male subjectivity.Continuing with diverse discussions including black action films, heavyweight prizefighting, Elvis Presley's performance of blackness, and white rappers such as Vanilla Ice and Eminem, White establishes a sophisticated framework for interpreting and critiquing black masculinity in hip-hop music and culture. Arguing that black music has undeniably shaped American popular culture and that hip-hop tropes have exerted a defining influence on young male aspirations and behavior, White draws a critical link between the body, musical sound, and the construction of identity.
Category: Music