The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X

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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.
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Robert E. Terrill is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, Bloomington.
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Table of Contents

List of contributors



Introduction Robert E. Terrill Terrill, Robert E. 1

1 Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad Claude Clegg Clegg, Claude 10

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

3 Bringing Malcolm X to Hollywood Brian Norman Norman, Brian 39

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

5 Womanizing Malcolm X Sheila Radford-Hill Radford-Hill, Sheila 63

6 Malcolm X and the Black Arts Movement James Smethurst Smethurst, James 78

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

8 Malcolm X and Youth culture Richard Brent Turner Turner, Richard Brent 101

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

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

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

12 Afrocentricity and Malcolm X Molefi Kete Asante Asante, Molefi Kete 150

13 Malcolm X in global perspective Kevin Gaines Gaines, Kevin 158

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

Guide to further reading 185

Index 191

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