On Black Men (Paperback)
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On Black Men (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 11/07/2000
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Mutilated, dying or dead, black men play a role in the psychic life of culture. From national dreams to media fantasies, from sensual intimacy to outpourings of murderous violence, there is a persistent imagining of what black men must be, a demand that black men perform a script, become interchangeable with the uncanny, deeply unsettling, projections of culture. This powerful and compelling study explores the legacy of that role, particularly its violent effect on how black men have learned to see themselves and one another. David Marriott draws upon a range of examples, from lynching photographs to recent Hollywood films, as well as the ideas of key thinkers including Frantz Fanon, Richard Wright, James Baldwin and John Edgar Wideman, to reveal a vicious pantomime of unvarying reification and compulsive fascination, of whites taking a look at themselves through images of black desolation, and of blacks intimately dispossessed by that self-same looking. On Black Men is a bold and original exploration of what it means to be black and male in contemporary Europe and America.

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748610167
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm

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