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When we imagine grace : black men and subject making

Author: Simone C Drake
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Simone C. Drake spent the first several decades of her life learning how to love and protect herself, a black woman, from the systems designed to facilitate her harm and marginalization. But when she gave birth to the first of her three sons, she quickly learned that black boys would need protection from these very same systems systems dead set on the static, homogenous representations of black masculinity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: e-books
Livres numériques
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simone C Drake
ISBN: 022636402X 9780226364025
OCLC Number: 1296130174
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xviii, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Navigating discourses of crisis --
A friend of my mind, or where I enter --
Nat love: a new patronymic --
Lest we forget: stories my grandfather told me --
Deliver us from evil: black family hauntings in a neoliberal state --
Twisted criminalities: contradictory black heroism --
"I'm not a businessman, I'm a business": a hip-hop --
Genealogy of black entrepreneurship --
Epilogue: black boys making sense of race.
Responsibility: Simone C.Drake.

Abstract:

Simone C. Drake spent the first several decades of her life learning how to love and protect herself, a black woman, from the systems designed to facilitate her harm and marginalization. But when she gave birth to the first of her three sons, she quickly learned that black boys would need protection from these very same systems systems dead set on the static, homogenous representations of black masculinity perpetuated in the media and our cultural discourse. In When We Imagine Grace, Drake borrows from Toni Morrison's Beloved to bring imagination to the center of black masculinity studies allowing individual black men to exempt themselves and their fates from a hateful, ignorant society and open themselves up as active agents at the center of their own stories. Against a backdrop of crisis, Drake brings forth the narratives of black men who have imagined grace for themselves. We meet African American cowboy, Nat Love, and Drake's own grandfather, who served in the first black military unit to fight in World War II. Synthesizing black feminist and black masculinity studies, Drake analyzes black fathers and daughters, the valorization of black criminals, the denigration and celebration of gay men,Cornelius Eady, Antoine Dodson, and Kehinde Wiley.

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