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Looking for Leroy : illegible black masculinities

Author: Mark Anthony Neal
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mark Anthony Neal's Looking for Leroy is an engaging and provocative analysis of the complex ways in which black masculinity has been read and misread through contemporary American popular culture. Neal argues that black men and boys are bound, in profound ways, to and by their legibility. The most "legible" black male bodies are often rendered as criminal, bodies in need of policing and containment. Ironically,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Neal, Mark Anthony.
Looking for Leroy.
New York : New York University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012043777
(OCoLC)818866050
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Anthony Neal
ISBN: 9780814789407 0814789404 9780814760604 0814760600
OCLC Number: 830324496
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: A foot deep in the culture: the thug knowledge(s) of a man called Hawk --
"My passport says Shawn": toward a hip-hop cosmopolitanism --
The block is hot: legibility and loci in the Wire --
R. Kelly's closet: shame, desire, and the confessions of a (postmodern) soul man --
Fear of a queer soul man: the legacy of Luther Vandross --
Postscript: looking for Denzel, finding Barack.
Responsibility: Mark Anthony Neal.

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"This is an important new book for gay and straight alike."-Windy City Times "Leroy mines the contradiction between epistemologies and realness of self-making in relation to black men in popular Read more...

 
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