Scripting the Black Masculine Body: Identity, Discourse, and Racial Politics in Popular Media

Scripting the Black Masculine Body

Identity, Discourse, and Racial Politics in Popular Media

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ISBN10: 0791466264 ISBN13: 9780791466261 Contributors: Jackson, Ronald L., Ii Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr Published: Jan 1 2006 Pages: 179 Weight: 0.58lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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Winner of the 2007 Everett Lee Hunt Award presented by the Eastern Communication Association

Scripting the Black Masculine Body traces the origins of Black body politics in the United States and its contemporary manifestations in popular cultural productions. From early blackface cinema through contemporary portrayals of the Black body in hip-hop music and film, Ronald L. Jackson II examines how African American identities have been socially constructed, constituted, and publicly understood, and argues that popular music artists and film producers often are complicit with Black body stereotypes. Jackson offers a communicative perspective on body politics through a blend of social scientific and humanities approaches and offers possibilities for the liberation of the Black body from its current ineffectual and paralyzing representations.
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