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The man-not : race, class, genre, and the dilemmas of black manhood

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Tommy J. Curry's provocative book is a justification for Black Male Studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex. This, therefore, is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of Black males that could challenge the existing accounts of Black men and boys desiring the power of white men who oppress them that has been proliferated throughout academic research across disciplines. Curry argues that Black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their gendered existence deserves study and theorization. This book offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including Black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of Black males. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all Black males.

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Mount Kisco Public Library 305.38 CURRY (Text)
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Mount Vernon Public Library 305.38 C (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9781439914854
  • ISBN: 1439914850
  • ISBN: 9781439914861
  • ISBN: 1439914869
  • Physical Description: viii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-274) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. Toward a genre study of black male death and dying : addressing the caricatures that serve as theory in the study of black males -- On mimesis and men : toward a historiography of the man-not; or, the ethnological origins of the primal rapist -- Lost in a kiss? : the sexual victimization of the black male during Jim Crow read through Eldridge Cleaver's The book of lives and Soul on ice -- The political economy of niggerdom : racist misandry, class warfare, and the disciplinary propagation of the super-predator mythology -- Eschatological dilemmas : anti-black male death, rape, and the inability to perceive black males' sexual vulnerability under racism -- In the fiat of dreams : the delusional allure of hope and the reality of anti-black (male) death that demands our theorization of the anti-ethical -- Conclusion. Not MAN but not some nothing : affirming who I cannot be through a genre study of black male death and dying -- Epilogue. Black, male, and (forced to remain) silent : censorship and the subject/subject dilemma in disciplinary conceptualizations of the black male.
Summary, etc.:
Tommy J. Curry's provocative book is a justification for Black Male Studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex. This, therefore, is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of Black males that could challenge the existing accounts of Black men and boys desiring the power of white men who oppress them that has been proliferated throughout academic research across disciplines. Curry argues that Black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their gendered existence deserves study and theorization. This book offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including Black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of Black males. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all Black males.
Subject: African American men.
African American men > Race identity.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies.
African American men.
African American men > Race identity.


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