Progressive Black Masculinities

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In the struggle for pride and political agency, the imperative to 'be a man' has been central to the lives of black males. Yet, what it means to be a black man-in terms of both racial and gender identity-has been subject to continual debate in public and academic spheres alike.

Progressive Black Masculinities brings together leading black cultural critics including Michael Eric Dyson, Mark Anthony Neal, and Patricia Hill Collins to examine an alternatively demonized and mythologized black masculinity. Collectively, they offer a roadmap for new, progressive models of black masculinity that may chart the course for the future of black men.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415976879
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Athena D. Mutua is Associate Professor of Law at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Introduction: Laying the Foundations
1. "Why We Need Progressive Masculinities", Bahati Kuumba
2. "Toward a Pedagogy of the Oppressor," Michael Kimmel
3. "Progressive Black Masculinities Rejecting Weakness: Uncoupling Strength from Dominance," Patricia Hill Collins
4. "Post-Masculinities: From a Wounded and Wounding Attachment to Opening Doors to Debate," Kendall Thomas
5. "Remembering our Feminist Forefathers," Beverly-Guy Sheftall
6. "Images of Masculinity in the Pauline Epistles," Gay Byron
7. "African American Sexuality and the Church: Toward a New Paradigm," Stephanie Phillips
8. "Progressive Black Masculinities and a Christian Experience: An Autobiographical Perspective," Whitney Harris
9. "Three Days in NYC Jails," Byronn Bain
10. "Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation: Allen Iverson and the New Black Aesthetics," Tim Brown
11. "Unwanted Traffic: Unreasonable and Reasonable Suspicion," John Calmore
12. "Mirror's Fade to Black: Misogyny and Class Ideation in Cosby and Martin," Nathan Grant
13. "Black Masculinity and Incarceration," Teresa Miller
14. "Untitled," Ron Stewart
15. "A Black Feminist Response to 'Who's Worse Off?'" Stephanie Phillips
16. "Toward Progressive Conceptions of Black Manhood" Elizabeth Iglesias
17. "I'm Just Trying to Do Me," Michael Eric Dyson
18. "On Thug Life" Scott Johnson
19. "Bringing Up Daddy: A Black Feminist Fatherhood," Mark Anthony Neal
20. "Breaking the Silence: The Role of Black Men in the Fight Against Sexual Assault," Thema Bryant
21. "Gender Justice," Bahati Kuumba
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