The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X

The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X

by Robert E. Terrill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521515904

ISBN-13: 9780521515900

Pub. Date: 05/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Malcolm X is one of the most important figures in the twentieth-century struggle for equality in America. With the passing of time, and changing attitudes to race and religion in American society, the significance of a public figure like Malcolm X continues to evolve and to challenge. This Companion presents new perspectives on Malcolm X's life and legacy in a

Overview

Malcolm X is one of the most important figures in the twentieth-century struggle for equality in America. With the passing of time, and changing attitudes to race and religion in American society, the significance of a public figure like Malcolm X continues to evolve and to challenge. This Companion presents new perspectives on Malcolm X's life and legacy in a series of specially commissioned essays by prominent scholars from a range of disciplines. As a result, this is an unusually rich analysis of this important African American leader, orator, and cultural icon. Intended as a source of information on his life, career and influence and as an innovative substantive scholarly contribution in its own right, the book also includes an introduction, a chronology of the life of Malcolm X, and a select bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521515900
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2010
Series:
Cambridge Companions to American Studies Series
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Chronology x

Acknowledgments xiv

Introduction Robert E. Terrill 1

1 Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad Claude Clegg 10

2 Autobiography and identity: Malcolm X as author and hero Alex Gillespie 26

3 Bringing Malcolm X to Hollywood Brian Norman 39

4 Malcolm X and black masculinity in process Jeffrey B. Leak 51

5 Womanizing Malcolm X Sheila Radford-Hill 63

6 Malcolm X and the Black Arts Movement James Smethurst 78

7 Malcolm X and African American conservatism Angela D. Dillard 90

8 Malcolm X and youth culture Richard Brent Turner 101

9 Homo rhetoricus Afro-Americanus: Malcolm X and the "rhetorical ideal of life" Mark Lawrence McPhail 113

10 Judgment and critique in the rhetoric of Malcolm X Robert E. Terrill 125

11 Nightmarish landscapes: geography and the dystopian writings of Malcolm X James Tyner 137

12 Afrocentricity and Malcolm X Molefi Kete Asante 150

13 Malcolm X in global perspective Kevin Gaines 158

14 The legacy of Malcolm X William W. Sales, Jr. 171

Guide to further reading 185

Index 191

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