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Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Ronda C. Henry Anthony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037344
eISBN:
9781621039259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037344.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Using the slave narratives of Henry Bibb and Frederick Douglass, as well as the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Walter Mosley, and Barack Obama, this book examines how women’s bodies are ... More


“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


Searching for the “New Black Man”? From Masculine Ideality to Progressive Black Masculinities

Ronda C. Henry Anthony

in Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037344
eISBN:
9781621039259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037344.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the ways women’s bodies are used and misused in African American literature to support the production of black masculine ideality and power. Focusing on black male texts such as ... More


Masculinity and the Absent Presence of the Male Body

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the very different status and function of the body in the construction of masculinity. It is suggested that it is precisely the absence of the sexualised male body that not only ... More


Navigating Discourses of Crisis

Simone C. Drake

in When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226363837
eISBN:
9780226364025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364025.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The Introduction lays out the goals of the project, elevating the importance of imagination in any efforts to resist stereotyped and homogeneous constructions of black masculinity. The author ... More


The Center Cannot Hold

Adam Ewing

in The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157795
eISBN:
9781400852444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157795.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores racial politics during the First World War, which acted as a catalyst in which old and richly drawn contests of authority and power were shifted on their axis, disrupted, and ... More


Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father, the Economies of Respectable Black Manhood and Leadership, and the Politics of Collaboratively Gendered Black Male Feminist Autobiography

Ronda C. Henry Anthony

in Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037344
eISBN:
9781621039259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037344.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter offers a reading of Barack Obama’s 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance to determine how he constructs his public brand of black middle-class masculine ... More


The Multidimensional Turn: Revisiting Progressive Black Masculinities

Athena D. Mutua

in Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764039
eISBN:
9780814764046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764039.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter revisits the theory of progressive masculinities included in the collection entitled Progressive Black Masculinities (2006), in particular the article “Theorizing Progressive Black ... More


Introduction: What a Man Sees in Life He Sees in the Newspaper

D'Weston Haywood

in Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643397
eISBN:
9781469643410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643397.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter delineates the major arguments, questions, and historiographic interventions of the book, discussing the discourse theories that the book engages, centering especially on public spheres, ... 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


Unsexing the Black Girl to Get to the Indian Princess: The Production of Talented-Tenth Black Masculine Power and the Cleansing and Transcending of Black (Wo)Manhood in W. E. B. Du Bois

Ronda C. Henry Anthony

in Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037344
eISBN:
9781621039259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037344.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines W. E. B. Du Bois’s contributions to the continuing development and modeling of ideal black masculinity by focusing on four of his texts: Souls of Black Folk (1903), Quest of the ... More


“What’s Love Got to Do with It?” James Baldwin, Cross-Racial/Sexual Bond(age)ing, and the Cult of Hegemonic Black Masculinity

Ronda C. Henry Anthony

in Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037344
eISBN:
9781621039259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037344.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the impact of Richard Wright’s modernist constructions of black masculine identity in his 1940 novel Native Son on James Baldwin’s Another Country (1960). Baldwin explores race ... More


Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

D'Weston Haywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643397
eISBN:
9781469643410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643397.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book conducts a close, gendered reading of the modern black press to reinterpret it as a crucial tool of black men’s leadership, public voice, public image, gender and identity formation, and a ... 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


Breakin’ the Rules: Socrates Fortlow, Ethics, and Walter Mosley’s Constructions of Progressive Black Masculinities

Ronda C. Henry Anthony

in Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037344
eISBN:
9781621039259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037344.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter offers a reading of Walter Mosley’s Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1998) and Walkin’ the Dog (1999) and examines how he refashions stereotypes of the black (ex)convict/“thug,” ... More


Graphic Inscriptions of Power: The 1919 Chicago Race Riots

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

“Graphic Inscriptions of Power,” examines the Chicago race riot of 1919 within larger histories of American foreign policy, specifically the U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934). Tracing the shared ... More


“Honey Badger Takes What He Wants”: Southern Collegiate Athletics and the Mascotting of Black Masculinity

Erin C. Tarver

in The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the mascotting of young black men in southern collegiate athletics. Despite the apparent progress of racially integrated college sports in the South, this chapter argues that ... More


Black Masculinity and the Sound of Wealth: Barry White in the Early 1970s

Mitchell Morris

in The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520242852
eISBN:
9780520955059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242852.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The songwriter, producer, and vocal artist Barry White gained great fame in the early 1970s for his lush, dance-oriented soul; the most successful of these tunes featured long, erotic monologues ... More


A Friend of My Mind, or Where I Enter

Simone C. Drake

in When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226363837
eISBN:
9780226364025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364025.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Privileging imagination and creativity, this chapter is composed of vignettes that consider the complex and sometimes paradoxical relationship between crisis, vulnerability, and empowerment. It ... 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


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