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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.
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I Am A Man Performing Black Masculinity In Shirley Clarke S The Cool World

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ISBN : OCLC:1051886651
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The work of American film-maker Shirley Clarke has been largely ignored by feminist film history and criticism. Yet, the three feature films she completed between 1961 and 1967 are pioneering examples of the way feminist issues can be engaged with outside of the gender specific framework of feminist film theory. Her film The Cool World (1963) presents an examination of the construction and representation of black masculinity as determined by a racist normative patriarchal order. This article analyses the film's exploration of the question of black masculinity in relationship to the Black Power Movement and the persistence of a phallocentric patriarchy that ultimately renders any attempt to subvert the racist determination of masculinity, a failure.

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

Black Masculinity And Sexual Politics

Author : Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr.
ISBN : 9781135192174
Genre : Social Science
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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.
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Your Average Nigga

Author : Vershawn Ashanti Young
ISBN : 0814335764
Genre : Social Science
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An engrossing autobiographical exploration of black masculinity as a mode of racial and verbal performance.
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Black Masculinity On Film

Author : Daniel O'Brien
ISBN : 9781137593238
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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).

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.
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The Black Professoriat

Author : Sandra Jackson
ISBN : 143311027X
Genre : Education
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Sandra Jackson is Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Director of the Center for African and Black Diaspora at DePaul University. Her areas of interest include feminist theorizing, women's autobiography, girls' studies, young adult literature and representations of gender, science fiction, utopian and dystopian literature and film, and gender and higher education. Dr. Jackson is widely published.
Category: Education

Black Masculinity And The Cinema Of Policing

Author : Jared Sexton
ISBN : 9783319661704
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This book offers a critical survey of film and media representations of black masculinity in the early twenty-first-century United States, between President George W. Bush’s 2001 announcement of the War on Terror and President Barack Obama’s 2009 acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize. It argues that images of black masculine authority have become increasingly important to the legitimization of contemporary policing and its leading role in the maintenance of an antiblack social order forged by racial slavery and segregation. It examines a constellation of film and television productions—from Antoine Fuqua’s Training Day to John Lee Hancock’s The Blind Side to Barry Jenkin's Moonlight—to illuminate the contradictory dynamics at work in attempts to reconcile the promotion of black male patriarchal empowerment and the preservation of gendered antiblackness within political and popular culture.
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