Masculinity in the Black Imagination: Politics of Communicating Race and Manhood

Overview

What makes a Black man who he is within society? the essays in this collection both ask and attempt to answer this question. Based in communication, and drawing from diverse disciplines, Masculinity in the Black Imagination seeks to address identity, race, and gender by examining the communicative dimensions of Black manhood. The collection works to define, deconstruct, and contextualize the interactive practice of masculinity as both a local and global phenomenon.

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Overview

What makes a Black man who he is within society? the essays in this collection both ask and attempt to answer this question. Based in communication, and drawing from diverse disciplines, Masculinity in the Black Imagination seeks to address identity, race, and gender by examining the communicative dimensions of Black manhood. The collection works to define, deconstruct, and contextualize the interactive practice of masculinity as both a local and global phenomenon.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433112485
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Black Studies and Critical Thinking
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

RONALD L. JACKSON II (University of Illinois, Urbana) is a leading scholar on cultural identity and the study of masculinity. He is the author of several books, including The Negotiation of Cultural Identity and Scripting the Black Masculine Body. He is also co-editor of African American Rhetoric(s); African American Communication and Identities; and Encyclopedia of Identity.

MARK C. HOPSON (George Mason University) is a leading scholar on critical intercultural communication, African American rhetoric, and Black masculinity studies. He has recently completed a book, Notes from the Talking Drum: Black Communication, Critical Memory, and Intercultural Communication Contexts.

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