He thinks he's down : White appropriations of Black masculinities in the civil rights era (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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He thinks he's down : White appropriations of Black masculinities in the civil rights era

He thinks he's down : White appropriations of Black masculinities in the civil rights era

Author: Katharine Bausch
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The end of the Second World War saw a "crisis of white masculinity" brought on by social change. As a result, several prominent white male pop culture figures sought out and appropriated African American cultural trappings to benefit from what they believed were powerful black masculinities. In He Thinks He's Down, Katharine Bausch draws on case studies from three genres--the writings of Mailer and Kerouac,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bausch, Katharine, 1980-
He thinks he's down.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine Bausch
ISBN: 9780774863742 9780774863766 0774863749 0774863757 0774863765 9780774863759
OCLC Number: 1145014473
Description: 1 online resource (x, 229 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Can He Be Down?Rebel Artists? Literary Constructions and Appropriations of Black Masculinity, 1945-65Hef's Harlem Hip: The Soul Aesthetic in Playboy Magazine, 1964-79The New Badass: Blaxploitation Films in White America, 1971-79Conclusion: When Can He Be Down?Notes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Katharine Bausch.
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Offering fresh insights and raising important questions, this historical exploration of appropriation traces the ways in which gender and race were negotiated through the popular culture of the Civil  Read more...


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Bausch asks important and intriguing questions regarding white masculinity and Black men in the postwar era. -- G.R. Butters Jr., Aurora University * CHOICE *

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