Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 17, 2014

    Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



    My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$31.75
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse African American Studies- General

Other titles in the New Southern Studies series:

Black Masculinity and the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta (New Southern Studies)

by

Black Masculinity and the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta (New Southern Studies) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This pathbreaking study of region, race, and gender reveals how we underestimate the South's influence on the formation of black masculinity at the national level. Many negative stereotypes of black men—often contradictory ones—have emerged from the ongoing historical traumas initiated by slavery. Are black men emasculated and submissive or hypersexed and violent? Nostalgic representations of black men have arisen as well: think of the philosophical, hardworking sharecropper or the abiding, upright preacher. To complicate matters, says Riché Richardson, blacks themselves appropriate these images for purposes never intended by their (mostly) white progenitors.

Starting with such well-known caricatures as the Uncle Tom and the black rapist, Richardson investigates a range of pathologies of black masculinity that derive ideological force from their associations with the South. Military policy, black-liberation discourse, and contemporary rap, she argues, are just some of the instruments by which egregious pathologies of black masculinity in southern history have been sustained. Richardson's sources are eclectic and provocative, including Ralph Ellison's fiction, Charles Fuller's plays, Spike Lee's films, Huey Newton's and Malcolm X's political rhetoric, the O. J. Simpson discourse, and the music production of Master P, the Cash Money Millionaires, and other Dirty South rappers.

Filled with new insights into the region's role in producing hierarchies of race and gender in and beyond their African American contexts, this new study points the way toward more epistemological frameworks for southern literature, southern studies, and gender studies.

Book News Annotation:

Drawing from a variety of texts from literature, films, speeches, and rap, Richardson (English, UC-Davis) examines the influence of the South on the formation of negative stereotypes of black masculinity at the national level. The text includes discussion of Terence Young's 1974 film The Klansman, novels by William Bradford Huie and Thomas Dixon also entitled The Klansman, and Griffith's Birth of a Nation; military images from E.D. Anderson's 1918 report, "Disposal of the Colored Drafted Men," and Charles Fuller's A Soldier's Play (1981); the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man; Malcolm X's formulation of a hierarchical discourse on black masculinity and Spike Lee's films; and the genre of southern rap. Versions of three of the five chapters were previously published in three scholarly journals. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Riché Richardson is an associate professor of English at the University of California, Davis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780820328904
Author:
Richardson, Riche
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Author:
Richardson, Richi
Author:
&
Author:
Rich
Author:
Richardson
Author:
Richardson, Rich
Author:
eacute
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Men's Studies - Masculinity
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Southern States Social conditions.
Subject:
African American men in literature
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
African-American & Black
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
New Southern Studies
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.77 in 1.25 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Transgender Reader Used Trade Paper $45.50
  2. Herculine Barbin Used Trade Paper $8.50
  3. Female Masculinity Used Trade Paper $14.00

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Mens Studies
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

Black Masculinity and the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta (New Southern Studies) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$31.75 In Stock
Product details 304 pages University of Georgia Press - English 9780820328904 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.