The Resource I am a man!: : race, manhood, and the civil rights movement, Steve Estes, (ebook)

I am a man!: : race, manhood, and the civil rights movement, Steve Estes, (ebook)

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I am a man!: : race, manhood, and the civil rights movement
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I am a man!:
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race, manhood, and the civil rights movement
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Steve Estes
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eng
Summary
The civil rights movement was first and foremost a struggle for racial equality, but questions of gender lay deeply embedded within this struggle. Steve Estes explores key groups, leaders, and events in the movement to understand how activists used race and manhood to articulate their visions of what American society should be.Estes demonstrates that, at crucial turning points in the movement, both segregationists and civil rights activists harnessed masculinist rhetoric, tapping into implicit assumptions about race, gender, and sexuality. Estes begins with an analysis of the role of black men in World War II and then examines the segregationists, who demonized black male sexuality and galvanized white men behind the ideal of southern honor. He then explores the militant new models of manhood espoused by civil rights activists such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., and groups such as the Nation of Islam, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the Black Panther Party.Reliance on masculinist organizing strategies had both positive and negative consequences, Estes concludes. Tracing these strategies from the integration of the U.S. military in the 1940s through the Million Man March in the 1990s, he shows that masculinism rallied men to action but left unchallenged many of the patriarchal assumptions that underlay American society
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Midwest
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Estes, Steve
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323.1196/073
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American men
  • Rhetoric
  • Masculinity
  • Sex role
  • Sexism
  • Racism
  • Electronic books
  • United States
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adult
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I am a man!: : race, manhood, and the civil rights movement, Steve Estes, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780807876336
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11710176
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remote
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11710176
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MWT11710176
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
I am a man!: : race, manhood, and the civil rights movement, Steve Estes, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876336
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11710176
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710176
System control number
MWT11710176
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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