Black Masculinity and the Cinema of Policing.

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Sexton, Jared. Black Masculinity and the Cinema of Policing. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp.199, ISBN: 3319661698.

This book offers a critical survey of film and media representations of Black masculinity in the early twenty-first-century United States, between President George W. Bush's 2001 announcement of the War on Terror and President Barack Obama's 2009 acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize. It argues that images of Black masculine authority have become increasingly important to the legitimization of contemporary policing and its leading role in the maintenance of an antiblack social...

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