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From Shortys to Old Heads: Contemporary Social Trajectories of African American Males Across the Life Course

Waldo E. Johnson

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of early studies on the social status of African American men. It identifies the psychosocial, physical and mental health challenges faced by African ... More


Men Do Matter: The Socially Supportive Role of the African American “Uncle” in the Lives of Single-Female Headed Households and At-Risk African American Male Youth

Joseph B. Richardson

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the role of nonbiological fathers, specifically the African American “uncle” as a vital but often overlooked source of social support in the lives of African American male ... More


Health and Young African American Men: An Inside View

Joseph E. Ravenell

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

Young and middle-aged African American men (15-45 years old) are disproportionately affected by accidental injury, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and cardiovascular disease. These conditions are ... More


At the Intersection of HIV/AIDS Disparities: Young African American Men Who Have Sex With Men

Brian Mustanski, Amy Johnson, and Robert Garofalo

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter reviews the HIV/AIDS epidemiology of young African American men who have sex with men (MSM) and the characteristics that affect prevention efforts within the African American MSM ... More


. Becoming Men in Burning Sands: Student Identity, Masculinity, and Image Construction in Black Greek-Letter Collegiate Fraternities

T. Elon Dancy II

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the complex relationships of race, gender, and student identity within the context of black Greek-letter fraternities (BGLFs). It shows how BGLFs promote a kind of black ... More


“You Can Stay at My Crib, I Will Show You My ’Hood”: Interethnic Male Friendship

Crystal S. Anderson

in Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037559
eISBN:
9781621039327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter uses Lee’s film Enter the Dragon (1973) to explore the theme of interethnic male friendship between African American and Chinese men in Frank Chin’s novel, Gunga Din Highway, and two ... More


“Is this the Man?”:: White Girls’ Participation in Southern Lynchings

Kristina DuRocher

in Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130019
eISBN:
9780813135571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130019.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

The high number of white girls and teenagers who accused black men of sexual assault in the Jim Crow South brings into question their motivations for doing so and the reasons why the white community ... More


Introduction

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

in Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032931
eISBN:
9780813039404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to show how North Carolina's black men and women were equally engaged in community-based activism during the Jim Crow era. Central ... More


HIV Infection among Gay and Bisexual Men

Patrick S. Sullivan and Richard J. Wolitski

in Unequal Opportunity: Health Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301533
eISBN:
9780199863815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes HIV prevalence and incidence among gay and bisexual men in the United States. It details disparities in HIV rates relative to heterosexual men and draws particular attention to ... More


The Power of Racial Rape Myths after World War II

Dawn Rae Flood

in Rape in Chicago: Race, Myth, and the Courts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036897
eISBN:
9780252094415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036897.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter reveals how African American men and their attorneys challenged assumptions about black criminality and forced urban authorities to confront these assumptions during the postwar years, ... More


Introduction: African American Television Trade

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter looks at media globalization not as a restrictive or liberating force, but as productive of certain kinds of representational outcomes. In some ways, globalization has ... More


Organizing Gender: A. Philip Randolph and Women Activists

Melinda Chateauvert

in Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785942
eISBN:
9780814724477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785942.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter demonstrates that although Randolph was supportive of women's equality, his focus remained on African American men and their ability to enjoy the privileges of first-class citizenship. ... More


“Let the white man put himself in the negro's place”: Black Men Navigate the Terrain of Race Ambassador

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

in Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032931
eISBN:
9780813039404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the institutional efforts of North Carolina's leading black men to promote racial pride, progress, and a dignified manhood within the black race while fostering interracial ... More


. Black Greek-Letter Fraternities and Masculinities

Reynaldo Anderson, Paul M. Buckley, and Natalie T. J. Tindall

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines fraternity stereotypes by focusing on the tropes of the “Man’s Man,” “Ladies’ Man,” and “Gentleman” as they relate to three black Greek-letter fraternities (BGLFs): Kappa Alpha ... More


“Badge of a man”: Gender and Fraternity in North Carolina's Black Secret Society

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

in Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032931
eISBN:
9780813039404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter assesses the construction and contestation of black manhood within private male-dominated spaces. The proceedings of North Carolina's Grand Lodge of Prince Hall Masons reveal the ... More


Race, Masculinity, and Gendered Racism: President Obama’s Influence on Black Men

Christopher T. H. Liang, Carin Molenaar, and Shalena Heard

in Obama on Our Minds: The Impact of Obama on the Psyche of America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199390618
eISBN:
9780190627959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390618.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this chapter, Liang, Molenaar, and Heard discuss how President Barack Obama—as a new, more positive model of Black masculinity—may serve to counteract negative stereotypes of Black men perpetrated ... More


Fathering Orphans: Gender and Institutional Child Care

Jessie B. Ramey

in Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036903
eISBN:
9780252094422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036903.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter begins with the James Caldwell story, which brings the experience of fathers into sharp relief—a significant, and all but forgotten, aspect of orphanage history—as well as the broader ... More


. Strange and Forbidden Fruits: Richard Wright and Lynching’s Cautionary Tales

Sandy Alexandre

in The Properties of Violence: Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036651
eISBN:
9781621030423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036651.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the role of white women in the lynching narrative and the kinds of cultural power that could be obtained from being objectified as property. It looks at Richard Wright’s ... More


Introduction: At the Intersection of Sports, Race, and Risk

Douglas Hartmann

in Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226374840
eISBN:
9780226375038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375038.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter one provides an introduction to the phenomenon of midnight basketball and an overview of the origins, research methods, and narrative structure of the book. The project's origins are traced ... More


From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Miles White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

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, ... More


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