Black Masculinity and the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta.

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Richardson, Riche. Black Masculinity and the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2007, pp.304, ISBN: 978-0-8203-2890-4.

This is a study of region, race, and gender reveals how we underestimate the South's influence on the formation of Black masculinity at the national level in the U.S. Many negative stereotypes of Black men--often contradictory ones--have emerged from the ongoing historical traumas initiated by enslavement (are Black men emasculated and submissive or hypersexed and violent?), as nostalgic representations of Black men have arisen as well: think of the philosophical, hardworking sharecropper or the abiding, upright preacher; and to complicate matters, the authors says that...

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