Identity And African American Men

Author: Kenneth Maurice Tyler
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739183966
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Identity And African American Men. Identity and African American Men: Exploring the Content of Our Characterization provides a comprehensive, research-based account of the ideologies and mindsets of many young African American men. Identity and African American Men makes a unique contribution to the literature by offering a conceptual framework that identifies the multiple identity components possessed by young African American men. Such a framework expands the conversation about African American men and their behaviors by broadening the understanding of who these individuals are, the identities they possess, and how their identity-based attitudes and orientations may influence the behaviors exhibited by them.

Constructing The Black Masculine

Author: Maurice O. Wallace
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822328698
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Constructing The Black Masculine. DIVA major rethinking of the issues around African American masculinity, tracing its relation to images of construction, and applying ideas from Eve Sedgwick’s Epistemology of the Closet./div

Are We Not Men

Author: Phillip Brian Harper
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195126548
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Are We Not Men . Includes information on AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), Laurie Anderson, authenticity, back up singing, Imamu Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones), Black Arts movement, Black Like Me (Griffin), black masculinity, balck nationalism, Black Power movement, breakdancing, Diahann, Carroll, designatory terminology, femininity, Nikki Giovanni, Harlem Renaissance, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), homosexuality, Jesse Jackson, Michael Jackson, Jane Doe v. State of Louisana, Earvin (Magic) Johnson, Motown Record Corporation, MTV, pop music, racial classificaton, racial passing, rap (music), Alice Beatrice Jones Rhinelander case, Max Robinson, Room 222 (television), Run DMC, RuPaul, O.J. Simpson, the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, etc.

African American Communication Identities

Author: Ronald L. Jackson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761928464
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African American Communication Identities. African American Communication and Identities brings together key essays concerning communicative aspects of African American identities. This book explains the disciplinary dimensions of African American communication literature: communication theory & identity; language & rhetoric; relational contexts; gendered contexts; organizational & instructional contexts; mass mediated contexts. This is the first anthology of well-known essays concerning the study of both African American communication and African American identities, showing how each mutually informs the other.

Male Black Identity In Selected Works By Langston Hughes

Author: Sarah Wienand
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656621357
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Male Black Identity In Selected Works By Langston Hughes. Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Wuppertal, language: English, abstract: Throughout many years, African Americans have been struggling in defining and constructing their identity, especially male African Americans had problems to build up self-esteem and to reassure their cultural masculinity, which was undermined by white men. Not only does history confirm this struggle but so does literature. In liter-ature, many different aspects about male black identity and their struggle for identity can be found. However, one of the most important authors in this context is Langston Hughes. In his works, he focuses on the urban life of African Americans and the problems they had to face because of oppression and racism evoked by white Americans. Furthermore, Hughes wanted “to record and interpret the lives of the common black folk, their thoughts and habits and dreams, their struggle for political freedom and economic well-being” (Jemie: 1). By doing so in his writings, he took this struggle for and negotiation of racial identity to another level in developing a unique form of expression. In this thesis, I will concentrate on three major works by Langston Hughes: Mulatto: A Tragedy of the Deep South, “Simple speaks his mind” and Not without laughter. All three texts display emotional conflicts and the struggle for identity of African American men with “simplicity and depth” (Tidwell: 3). Furthermore, all three pro-tagonists have a rather low status in society, which contributes, according to Lang-ston Hughes, to their authenticity since they are the ones who represent the African American and thus their pursuit of identity (cf. Tidwell: 3). Moreover, I am going to begin with a general overview of the male black identity and the struggle for an African American male perspective in a culture which is dom-inated by white American men. Afterwards, I will transfer this concept of male black identity to the three selected works by Langston Hughes and analyse in how far these texts engage in constructing their main characters in similar terms. The next significant aspect will be concerned with the question in how far education is perceived as a part of this male black identity and in how far it supports the development of an African American male identity. When having discussed the influence of education in the protagonists’ male black identity development, I am going to turn to the topic of identity crisis. [...]

Black Greek Letter Organizations 2 0

Author: Matthew W. Hughey
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604739220
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Black Greek Letter Organizations 2 0. At the turn of the twentieth century, black fraternities and sororities, also known as Black Greek-Letter Organizations (BGLOs), were an integral part of what W.E.B. Du Bois called the "talented tenth." This was the top ten percent of the black community that would serve as a cadre of educated, upper-class, motivated individuals who acquired the professional credentials, skills, and capital to assist the race to attain socio-economic parity. Today, however, BGLOs struggle to find their place and direction in a world drastically different from the one that witnessed their genesis. In recent years, there has been a growing body of scholarship on BGLOs. This collection of essays seeks to push those who think about BGLOs to engage in more critically and empirically based analysis. This book also seeks to move BGLO members and those who work with them beyond conclusions based on hunches, conventional wisdom, intuition, and personal experience. In addition to a rich range of scholars, this volume includes a kind of call and response feature between scholars and prominent members of the BGLO community.

Pictures And Progress

Author: Maurice O. Wallace
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822350858
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Pictures And Progress. Featuring more than seventy images, Pictures and Progress brings to light the wide-ranging practices of early African American photographers, as well as the effects of photography on racialized thinking.

Post Black

Author: Ytasha L. Womack
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569765413
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Post Black. Highlighting certain socioeconomic and cultural trends, this exploration discloses the new dynamics shaping contemporary lives of African Americans. Using information from conversations with mavericks within black communities--such as entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, and activists as well as members of both the working and upper classes--this powerful examination gives voice to what the author has deemed "post black" approaches to business, lifestyles, and religion that are nowhere else reflected as part of black life. The argument states that this new, complex black identity is strikingly different than the images handed down from previous generations and offers new examples of behavior, such as those shown by President Obama, gays and lesbians, young professionals, and black Buddhists. Contending that this new generation feels as unwelcome in traditional churches as in hip-hop clubs, this dynamic provocation dispels myths about current, popular black identity.

How African American Men At A Predominantly White Institution Negotiate Their Identity When Interacting With White Peers

Author: Wayne Gersie
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How African American Men At A Predominantly White Institution Negotiate Their Identity When Interacting With White Peers. Student success is directly tied to the kind of support they receive while in school. This goes beyond academic support services to include peer-to-peer social experiences that encapsulate the student experience. In order to address the issue of student persistence and student success, this study's overarching investigative concern was how African American males at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) characterize their identity negotiation when interacting with non-African American peers. The three research questions were developed to reveal the essence of the identities and student experiences of Black males and their White peers in communicative interactions. Semi-structured interviews and focus groups were utilized to gain insight into this phenomenon as it takes place at a PWIs. Using a critical interpretive approach along with an audit trail, the results yielded 607 nodes that were reduced to seven emergent themes and three broader categories which were reflective of the three research questions. The results showed that African American male students tended to resist and/or struggle with identity negotiation with White peers, and that this has impacted their attitudes toward persistence and degree of comfort with peers, but their family upbringing and values as well as personal motivation have facilitated their overall student success.

Impacts Of Incarceration On The African American Family

Author: Othello Harris
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412825979
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Impacts Of Incarceration On The African American Family. The criminal justice system has driven a wedge between black men and their children. African American men are involved in the criminal justice system, whether through incarceration, probation, or parole, at near epidemic levels. At the same time, the criminal justice system has made little or no institutional efforts to maintain or support continuing relationships between these men and their families. Consequently, African American families are harmed by this in countless ways, from the psychological, physical, and material suffering experienced by the men themselves, to losses felt by their mates, children, and extended family members. The volume opens with an introduction and brief review by R. Robin Miller, Sandra Lee Browning, and Lisa M. Spruance, outlining the impacts of incarceration on the African American family. Brad Tripp, explores changes in family relationships and the identity of incarcerated African American fathers. Mary Balthazar and Lula King discuss the loss of the protective effect of marital and nonmarital relationships and its impact on incarcerated African American men, and the implications for African American men and those who work with them in the helping professions. Theresa Clark explores the relationship between visits by family and friends and the nature of inmate behavior. In a research note, Olga Grinstead, Bonnie Faigeles, Carrie Bancroft, and Barry Zack investigate the actual costs families incur to maintain contact with family members, be it emotional, social, or financial. Patricia E. O'Connor uses data from sociolinguistic interviews of male inmates from a maximum security prison to study how some of these men manage to continue to fulfill the fatherhood role long-distance. In a concluding chapter, Sandra Lee Browning, Robin Miller, and Lisa Spruance focus on actions of the criminal justice system that undermine the black family, on reasons that black male inmate fathers are studied so rarely, and discuss the role restorative justice may play. This insightful volume fills a void in the literature on the role of African American men in the functioning of families. It will be of interest to students of African American studies, social workers, and policy makers.