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The Resource American paradox : young black men, Renford Reese

American paradox : young black men, Renford Reese

Label
American paradox : young black men
Title
American paradox
Title remainder
young black men
Statement of responsibility
Renford Reese
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Author Renford Reese examines how young African-American males have unwittingly accepted one model of black masculinity. The acceptance of this "tough guy" model is having detrimental consequences on an entire generation of young black men. The book's thesis is supported by a survey the author conducted of 756 African-American males from the ages of 13-19 in Los Angeles and Atlanta. This survey attempted to gauge the attitudes, perceptions, and basic knowledge of young African-American men regarding black public figures. One component of this survey was a Realness Scale that the author constructed. Along with this survey, interviews were conducted with various young black males to find out why they, or many of their peers, have embraced the gangsta-thug persona. The results of the survey and interviews are fascinating."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reese, Renford
Dewey number
305.242/1/08996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.R385 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American young men
  • African American young men
  • Masculinity
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • Men in popular culture
  • African Americans
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American paradox : young black men, Renford Reese
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The american dilemma
  • References
  • appendix
  • 1.
  • The instrument used for the survey of young African American men (13-19)
  • 2.
  • Permission letter provided to assisting principals
  • 3.
  • Tabulated survey results
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Will Smith
  • Self-help
  • Tiger Woods
  • Mike Tyson
  • 4.
  • Other results from the survey
  • Index
  • Solutions
  • References
  • ch. 2.
  • Race matters
  • Blacklash
  • The sexualization of racism
  • The roots of rebellion
  • Accommodationist vs. non-accommodationist
  • Introduction
  • Forms of control
  • Cases of police brutality
  • References
  • ch. 3.
  • Authenticity
  • Being hard
  • Keeping it "real"
  • The 50 cent phenomenon
  • Irony
  • Training day
  • Reference
  • Selling out vs. fitting in
  • References
  • ch. 4.
  • Symbols of defiance
  • Earrings and tattoos
  • Anti-intellectualism
  • Patriarchy
  • Hypermasculinity
  • References
  • ch. 5.
  • ch. 1.
  • The roots of the Black Rebel in sport
  • Lawlessness
  • The integration of sport
  • The ideal Negro
  • Jack Johnson's Black male image
  • Joe Louis' Black male image
  • Jackie Robinson's Black male image
  • David Robinson vs. Allen Iverson
  • The commodification of the Black Rebel in sport
  • References
  • Excuses
  • ch. 6.
  • Lost currency
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Men exploiting women
  • Women exploiting women
  • References
  • ch. 7.
  • Popular culture
  • Cultural tourism
  • Underachievement
  • Contradicting stereotypes
  • White privilege
  • Commodification of the thug
  • References
  • ch. 8.
  • The criminal justice system
  • Post-Rodney King
  • Ignoble practices
  • Social justice theory
  • America's trap
  • Achievement
  • The system
  • References
  • ch. 9.
  • Black-on-black violence
  • The autobiographies of Black men
  • Claude Brown
  • Quincy Jones
  • Nathan McCall
  • James McBride
  • Causes of Black-on-Black violence
  • A world perspective
  • Self-loathing
  • Menaces to society
  • False bravado
  • References
  • ch. 10.
  • Black icons
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Will Smith
  • Tiger Woods
  • Allen Iverson
  • The illusion of racism
  • David Robinson
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Mike Tyson
  • Selected results from the survey of young African American men (ages 13-19)
  • References
  • ch. 11.
  • Redefining authenticity
  • Embracing new values
  • The American paradox
  • Embracing the positive
Control code
52878518
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780890895689
Lccn
2003060282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American paradox : young black men, Renford Reese
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The american dilemma
  • References
  • appendix
  • 1.
  • The instrument used for the survey of young African American men (13-19)
  • 2.
  • Permission letter provided to assisting principals
  • 3.
  • Tabulated survey results
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Will Smith
  • Self-help
  • Tiger Woods
  • Mike Tyson
  • 4.
  • Other results from the survey
  • Index
  • Solutions
  • References
  • ch. 2.
  • Race matters
  • Blacklash
  • The sexualization of racism
  • The roots of rebellion
  • Accommodationist vs. non-accommodationist
  • Introduction
  • Forms of control
  • Cases of police brutality
  • References
  • ch. 3.
  • Authenticity
  • Being hard
  • Keeping it "real"
  • The 50 cent phenomenon
  • Irony
  • Training day
  • Reference
  • Selling out vs. fitting in
  • References
  • ch. 4.
  • Symbols of defiance
  • Earrings and tattoos
  • Anti-intellectualism
  • Patriarchy
  • Hypermasculinity
  • References
  • ch. 5.
  • ch. 1.
  • The roots of the Black Rebel in sport
  • Lawlessness
  • The integration of sport
  • The ideal Negro
  • Jack Johnson's Black male image
  • Joe Louis' Black male image
  • Jackie Robinson's Black male image
  • David Robinson vs. Allen Iverson
  • The commodification of the Black Rebel in sport
  • References
  • Excuses
  • ch. 6.
  • Lost currency
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Men exploiting women
  • Women exploiting women
  • References
  • ch. 7.
  • Popular culture
  • Cultural tourism
  • Underachievement
  • Contradicting stereotypes
  • White privilege
  • Commodification of the thug
  • References
  • ch. 8.
  • The criminal justice system
  • Post-Rodney King
  • Ignoble practices
  • Social justice theory
  • America's trap
  • Achievement
  • The system
  • References
  • ch. 9.
  • Black-on-black violence
  • The autobiographies of Black men
  • Claude Brown
  • Quincy Jones
  • Nathan McCall
  • James McBride
  • Causes of Black-on-Black violence
  • A world perspective
  • Self-loathing
  • Menaces to society
  • False bravado
  • References
  • ch. 10.
  • Black icons
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Will Smith
  • Tiger Woods
  • Allen Iverson
  • The illusion of racism
  • David Robinson
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Mike Tyson
  • Selected results from the survey of young African American men (ages 13-19)
  • References
  • ch. 11.
  • Redefining authenticity
  • Embracing new values
  • The American paradox
  • Embracing the positive
Control code
52878518
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780890895689
Lccn
2003060282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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