This work talks about a multifaceted deconstruction of the roles black men feel they have to play in today's society. You know Tyrone - smooth-talking, irresistible, with the swagger in his step, the sexy drawl, the poetry and rhythm in his essence, the militant revolutionary of the 1960s evolved into the pimp/thug of the hip-hop era. Tyrone is the black man seen through the media lens, through stereotype, through the eyes of black women. In "Deconstructing Tyrone", Natalie Y. Moore and Natalie Hopkinson examine black masculinity from a variety of perspectives, looking not for consensus but for insight. With chapters on Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, on the complicated relationship between women and hip-hop, on babyfathers, on gay black men on and off the down low, on strippers and their fathers, on black men in the office, at school and in jail, "Deconstructing Tyrone" presents a multifaceted picture of black men in today's fractured society.
Publisher: Cleis Press