Race - ing Justice , En - Gendering Power : Essays on Anita Hill , Clarence Thomas , and the Construction of Social Reality . Ed . Toni Morrison .
Author: Harry Stecopoulos
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
Although in recent years scholars have explored the cultural construction of masculinity, the ways in which masculinity intersects with other categories of identity, particularly those of race and ethnicity, have largely been ignored. The essays in Race and the Subject of Masculinities address this concern and focus on the social construction of masculinity - black, white, ethnic, gay, and straight - in terms of the often complex and dynamic relationships among these inseparable categories.Discussing a wide range of subjects from the inherent homo-eroticism of martial-arts cinema to the relationship between working-class ideologies and Elvis impersonators, from the emergence of a gay black masculine aesthetic in the works of James Van der Zee and Robert Mapplethorpe to the comedy of Richard Pryor, Race and the Subject of Masculinities provides a range of opportunities for thinking about how race, sexuality, and 'manhood' are reinforced and reconstituted in today's society. Editors Harry Stecopoulos and Michael Uebel have gathered essays that make clear how the formation of masculine identity is never as obvious as it might seem to be. Examining personas as varied as Eddie Murphy, Bruce Lee, Tarzan, Malcom X, and Andre Gide, these essays draw on feminist critique and queer theory to demonstrate how cross-identification through performance and spectatorship among men of different races and cultural backgrounds has served to redefine masculinity in contemporary culture.The contributors to Race and the Subject of Masculinities offer an important challenge to the new studies of masculinity by taking seriously the role of race in the making of men. Readers interested in issues of race, gender, sexuality, and popular culture studies will find this collection provocative and entertaining.Contributors. Herman Beavers, Jonathan Dollimore, Richard Dyer, Robin D. G. Kelly, Christopher Looby, Leerom Medovoi, Eric Lott, Deborah E. McDowell, Jos} E. Mu-oz, Harry Stecopoulos, Yvonne Tasker, Michael Uebel, Gayle Wald, Robyn Wiegman
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of contributors -- Introduction -- Part I Authorship, gender, reception -- 1 Our bodies, our self(ies): mediating and mitigating social ...
Author: Victoria McCollum
Publisher: Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture
Category: Race on television
This book constitutes the first major exploration of HBO's current programming, examined in the context of the transformation of American television and global society. With studies of well-known shows such as Game of Thrones, Girls, The Leftovers, Silicon Valley, True Detective, The Looking, Ballers and Vinyl, authors examine the trends in current programming, including the rise of queer characters, era-defining comedy, reinvented fantasy series, and the content¿s new awareness of gender, sexuality and family dysfunction. Interdisciplinary and international in scope, HBO¿s New and Original Voices explores the sociocultural and political role and impact that HBO's current programmes have held and the ways in which it has translated and reinterpreted social discourses into its own televisual language. A significant intervention in television studies, media studies and cultural studies, this book illuminates the emergence of a new era of culturally relevant television that fans, students, and researchers will find lively, accessible and fascinating.
"In Racial Myths and Masculinity in African American Literature, Jeffrey B. Leak identifies some of the long-held myths and stereotypes that persist in the work of black writers from the nineteenth century to the present--intellectual ...
Author: Jeffrey B. Leak
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The portrayal of black men in our national literature is controversial, complex, and often contradictory."In Racial Myths and Masculinity in African American Literature, Jeffrey B. Leak identifies some of the long-held myths and stereotypes that persist in the work of black writers from the nineteenth century to the present--intellectual inferiority, criminality, sexual prowess, homosexual emasculation, and cultural deprivation. Utilizing Robert B. Stepto's call-and-response theory, Leak studies four pairs of novels within the context of certain myths, identifying the literary tandems between them and seeking to discover the source of our culture's psychological preoccupation with black men. Calling upon interdisciplinary fields of study--literary theory, psychoanalysis, gender studies, legal theory, and queer theory--Leak offers ground breaking analysis of both canonical texts (representing the "call" of the call-and-response dyad) and texts by emerging writers (representing the "response"), including Frederick Douglass and Charles Johnson: Ralph Ellison and Brent Wade; Richard Wright and Ernest J. Gaines; and Toni Morrison and David Bradley. Though Leak does not claim that the "response" tests are superior to the "call' texts, he does argue that, in some cases, the newer work--such as charles Johnson's "Oxherding Tale--can address a theme or offer a narrative innovation not found in preceding texts, such as "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas. In these instances, argues Leak, the newer texts constitute not only a response to the call text, but a substantial revision. Leak offers the first in-depth criticism of black masculinity in a range of literary texts. In a final chapter, he expands his discussion to the emerging field of black masculinity studies, pointing to future directions for study, including memoir, film, drama, and others. Poised on the brink of exciting new trends in scholarship, "Racial Myths and Masculinity in African American Literature is flagship work, enhancing the understanding of literary constructions of black masculinity and the larger cultural imperatives to which these writers are reacting.
( 97 ) In the end , the black male narrator of " Ceremonies " marks his passage into manhood as a set of definitional memories , moments that define the ...
Author: Kostas Myrsiades
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
This collection takes on the problem of representing race in the context of a master language and culture. These essays discuss this problem in terms of the ongoing struggle to redefine the self as speaker, that is, to re-construe our understanding of history, sexuality, and speech itself in a continuing battle for self-definition. As a totality, these essays explode the notion of race as a natural boundary between groups and pose a variety of possible constructions that force us to accept race not as a category, but as a practice. Kostas and Linda Myrsiades have brought together scholars whose varied essays explore the issues of voice, history, and sexuality in such diverse venues as detective fiction, the Clarence Thomas hearings, the witches of Salem, the Harlem Renaissance, and the work of Toni Morrison, demonstrating that resistance to race-ing is both meaningfully engaged as a cultural possibility and rewritten as a linguistic practice.
Author: Mairtin Mac an GhaillPublish On: 1996-03-16
( 1992 ) Race - ing Justice , En - gendering Power : Essays on Anita Hill , Clarence Thomas and the Construction of Social Reality . New York : Pantheon .
Author: Mairtin Mac an Ghaill
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Category: Social Science
Understanding Masculinities examines the range of different theoretical and methodological approaches to the understanding of masculinity. It brings together overviews of the key theoretical debates with new empirical material, focusing on different social and cultural arenas, and the wide range of masculinities which exist.
Part III: Questioning Segregation in Masculine Spaces David Cohen's chapter, ... Kim Shayo Buchanan's chapter, E-race-ing Gender: The Racial Construction of ...
Author: Frank Rudy Cooper
Publisher: NYU Press
According to masculinities theory, masculinity is not a biological imperative but a social construction. Men engage in a constant struggle with other men to prove their masculinity.Masculinities and the Lawdevelops a multidimensional approach. It sees categories of identity—including various forms of masculinities—as operating simultaneously and creating different effects in different contexts. By applying multidimensional masculinities theory to law, this cutting-edge collection both expands the field of masculinities and develops new thinking about important issues in feminist and critical race theories. The book analyzes a variety of topics, including the relationship between masculinities and feminist theories, the identities of fire-fighters, the television showThe Wire, Constitutional Law, discrimination in workplaces and sports, Latino migrant workers, the use of the veil in Turkey, masculinities in post-war societies, and even Jamaica's legal and musical culture. Ultimately, the book argues that multidimensional masculinities theory can change how law is interpreted and applied.
conceptualization of prejudice as an inevitable result of individual human cognitive processes, normalizes and excuses it as a 'universal human fail~ ing' ...
Author: Archer, Louise
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This work explores the complex interplay between race/ethnicity, religion, masculinity and social class within Muslim boys' lives. Attention is also given to the role of the teacher/researcher in relation to the boys' constructions of Muslim masculinities.
This exclusion was justified through cultural logics built around racial instability ... Cultures of Defeat: on National Trauma, Mourn- ing, and Recovery, ...
Author: Matthew Mace Barbee
Publisher: Lexington Books
In Race and Masculinity in Southern Memory, Matthew Mace Barbee offers an in-depth analysis of Richmond’s Monument Avenue from its origins through 1996 and pays special attention to the impact of Civil Rights struggles on Monument Avenue.
Race-ing futures The Irish theatrical representation of race in a specifically Irish context is faced with the challenge first of identifying what race ...
Author: B. Singleton
Category: Performing Arts
Irish theatre and its histories appear to be dominated by men and their actions. This book's socially and culturally contextualized analysis of performance over the last two decades, however reveals masculinities that are anything but hegemonic, played out in theatres and other arenas of performance all over Ireland.
... Benetton characterized as "look[ing] reality in the face"—and its critics characterized as immoral and banal "shockvertising" —was primarily criticized ...
Author: Auli Ek
Category: Literary Criticism
This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of how contemporary American prison narratives reflect and produce ideologies of masculinity in the United States, and in so doing, compellingly engages popular culture in order to demonstrate the profound ways in which implicit understandings of prison life shape all Americans, and their reactions to people both incarcerated and not.
... 1630± 1700 Leslie Lindenauer RACE-ING MASCULINITY Identity in Contemporary U.S. Men's Writing John Christopher Cunningham CRIME AND THE NATION Prison ...
Author: Linda Joyce Brown
This work examines early twentieth-century literature about women immigrants in order to reveal the differing ways that American racial categories and identities, particularly that of whiteness, were textually and socially constructed at the beginning of the twentieth century.
TeamRock.com described Wardruna's music as “a conjunction of the earthy, the organic and the ethereal” with “runic-based rites inhabit[ing] a frequency that ...
Author: Karl Spracklen
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Social Science
Metal is a form of popular music. Popular music is a form of leisure. In the modern age, popular music has become part of popular culture, a heavily contested collection of practices and industries that construct place, belonging and power.
Racial Logics in a Colorblind Era Dreama G. Moon, Michelle A. Holling ... El simpatico boxer: Underpinning Chicano masculinity with a rhetoric of familia in ...
Author: Dreama G. Moon
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Race(ing) Intercultural Communication signals a crucial intervention in the field, as well as in wider society, where social and political events are calling for new ways of making sense of race in the 21st century. Contributors to this book work at multiple intersections, theoretically and methodologically, in order to highlight relational (im)possibilities for intercultural communication. Chapters underscore the continuing importance of studying race, and the diverse mechanisms that maintain racial logics both in the U. S. and globally. In the so-called ‘post-racial’ era in which we live, not only are disrupting notions of colour-blindness crucially important, but so too are imagining new ways of thinking through racial matters. Ranging from discussions of new media, popular culture, and political discourse, to resistance literature, gay culture, and academia, contributors produce incisive analyses of the operations of race and white domination, including the myriad ways in which these discourses are reproduced and disrupted. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.
claims to masculinity, because male honor was derived from the control of female sexuality.56 Sexual Honor and Its Racial Discontents Even as white Cuban ...
Author: Bonnie A. Lucero
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
One of the most paradoxical aspects of Cuban history is the coexistence of national myths of racial harmony with lived experiences of racial inequality. Here a historian addresses this issue by examining the ways soldiers and politicians coded their discussions of race in ideas of masculinity during Cuba’s transition from colony to republic. Cuban insurgents, the author shows, rarely mentioned race outright. Instead, they often expressed their attitudes toward racial hierarchy through distinctly gendered language—revolutionary masculinity. By examining the relationship between historical experiences of race and discourses of masculinity, Lucero advances understandings about how racial exclusion functioned in a supposedly raceless society. Revolutionary masculinity, she shows, outwardly reinforced the centrality of color blindness to Cuban ideals of manhood at the same time as it perpetuated exclusion of Cubans of African descent from positions of authority.
Race-ing Justice, Engendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas and the Construction of Social Reality. New York: Pantheon, 1992. Mulvey, Laura.
Author: Maurice Berger
This anthology takes us beyond the status of masculinity itself, questioning society's and the media's normative concepts of the masculine, and considering the extent to which men and women can transcend these stereotypes and prescriptions.