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“Sores in the City”: A Genealogy of the Almighty Black P. Stone Rangers

Rashad Shabazz

in Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039645
eISBN:
9780252097737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039645.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the role of carceral power in the rise of Black gangs and particularly in the sociospatial production of Black masculinity. Focusing on the period between 1960 and the early ... More


“A Man Is One Who Is Responsible for Others”: Achieving Black Masculinity in the Face of Institutionalized Stigma and Racism

Anne Warfield Rawls and Waverly Duck

in Tacit Racism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226703558
eISBN:
9780226703725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703725.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter analyzes Interaction Order expectations that center on talk about health and masculinity. Health is an important part of “friend” talk among Whites. But in the Black community talk about ... 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


Carceral Matters: An Introduction

Rashad Shabazz

in Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039645
eISBN:
9780252097737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039645.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores the intersection of race, gender, sex, and geography in Chicago. It examines the relationship between people and place, as well as the geographic lessons Black Chicagoans learned ... More


“Our Prison”: Kitchenettes, Carceral Power, and Black Masculinity during the Interwar Years

Rashad Shabazz

in Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039645
eISBN:
9780252097737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039645.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how carceral power was articulated in the kitchenettes—small, tight, cramped spaces that many Black migrants in the Black Belt were forced to live in between World War I and ... More


Policing Interracial Sex: Mapping Black Male Location in Chicago during the Progressive Era

Rashad Shabazz

in Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039645
eISBN:
9780252097737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039645.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how carceral power became a permanent fixture in Black Chicago during the Progressive Era. It documents the rise of policing in the Black Belt and shows how carceral power ... More


Gospel Drag: Intimate Labor and the Blues Stage

Shana L. Redmond

in Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042645
eISBN:
9780252051494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042645.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Gender has been under-theorized within studies of people of African descent. This problem has led to the misunderstanding, suppression, and exclusion of transgendered and gender non-conforming ... More


Political Prisoners: Heroic Masculinity and Anti-Apartheid Politics

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the gendered language political prisoners used to frame their experiences and the moral legitimacy of their struggles. In South Africa, prison was where this heroic vision of ... More


Attica South: Black Political Organizing against the Prison Plantation

Robert T. Chase

in We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653570
eISBN:
9781469653594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653570.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter narrates the moment when mass incarceration cast more and more African Americans into prison during the decade of the 1970s. As such, the chapter illustrates how the onset of mass ... More


“I Ain’t no Man!”: Blackness, Wartime Masculinity, and the Protest Tradition in Frank Yerby’s Short Fiction

Veronica T. Watson

in Rediscovering Frank Yerby: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827821
eISBN:
9781496827876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827821.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

As an African American man in Augusta, a town deeply rooted in the racist ideologies and practices of the segregated South, Frank Yerby certainly had had enough experiences with Jim Crow living, ... More


“’There is the Power,’ He Thought, ‘Right There’”: Dramatizing Entropy in Tar Baby and Paradise

Herman Beavers

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The earliest assessments of Tar Baby occurred at a moment before critics had abandoned the propensity to read African American literary texts through the aegis of racial essentialism and black ... More


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