Scripting the Black masculine body : identity, discourse, and racial politics in popular media /

"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 e...

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Main Author: Jackson, Ronald L., 1970-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2006.
Series:SUNY series, negotiating identity.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:"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."--Jacket.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 179 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-169) and index.
ISBN:1423755766
9781423755760
9780791466261
0791466264
9780791466254
0791466256
9780791482377
0791482375