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The Resource Manliness and its discontents: : the Black middle class and the transformation of masculinity, 1900-1930, Martin Summers

Manliness and its discontents: : the Black middle class and the transformation of masculinity, 1900-1930, Martin Summers

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Manliness and its discontents: : the Black middle class and the transformation of masculinity, 1900-1930
Title
Manliness and its discontents:
Title remainder
the Black middle class and the transformation of masculinity, 1900-1930
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Martin Summers
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Language
eng
Summary
In a pathbreaking new assessment of the shaping of black male identity in the early twentieth century, Martin Summers explores how middle-class African American and African Caribbean immigrant men constructed a gendered sense of self through organizational life, work, leisure, and cultural production. Examining both the public and private aspects of gender formation, Summers challenges the current trajectory of masculinity studies by treating black men as historical agents in their own identity formation, rather than as screens on which white men projected their own racial and gender anxieties and desires.Manliness and Its Discontents focuses on four distinct yet overlapping social milieus: the fraternal order of Prince Hall Freemasonry; the black nationalist Universal Negro Improvement Association, or the Garvey movement; the modernist circles of the Harlem Renaissance; and the campuses of historically black Howard and Fisk Universities. Between 1900 and 1930, Summers argues, dominant notions of what it meant to be a man within the black middle class changed from a Victorian ideal of manliness--characterized by the importance of producer values, respectability, and patriarchy--to a modern ethos of masculinity, which was shaped more by consumption, physicality, and sexuality. Summers evaluates the relationships between black men and black women as well as relationships among black men themselves, broadening our understanding of the way that gender works along with class, sexuality, and age to shape identities and produce relationships of power
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Midwest
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Summers, Martin Anthony
Dewey number
305.3889607309041
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Gender & American culture
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  • African American men
  • Immigrants
  • Men
  • Masculinity
  • Sex role
  • Middle class
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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Manliness and its discontents: : the Black middle class and the transformation of masculinity, 1900-1930, Martin Summers
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11710003
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807864173
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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c
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MWT11710003
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remote
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11710003
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Manliness and its discontents: : the Black middle class and the transformation of masculinity, 1900-1930, Martin Summers
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11710003
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807864173
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11710003
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710003
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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