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(CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS): BREAKING THE MAN BOX

Companion to "Breaking the Man Box: Reconstructing Masculinity in America," part of the Office for Equity and Diversity's Critical Conversations about Diversity and Social Justice Series at the University of Minnesota. Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries. https://www.lib.umn.edu/about/criticalconversations/breakingthemanbox
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Neal highlights the radical potential of rendering legible black male bodies—those bodies that are all too real for us—as illegible, while simultaneously rendering illegible black male bodies—those versions of black masculinity that we can’t believe are real—as legible.

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Looking for Leroy : illegible black masculinities

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In mapping the troubling social world where men are now made, Kimmel offers a view into the minds and times of America's sons, brothers, and boyfriends, and he works toward redefining what it means to be a man today—and tomorrow.

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Guyland : the perilous world where boys become men

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From headlines to street corners, the message resounds: Black men are in crisis. But the crisis of black masculinity does not rest with "at-risk" youth of the hip-hop generation or men "on the down low" alone. In this provocative new book, acclaimed cultural critic Mark Anthony Neal argues that the "Strong Black Man"-an ideal championed by generations of African American civic leaders-may be at the heart of problems facing black men today.

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For Colored Boys, addresses longstanding issues of sexual abuse, suicide, HIV/AIDS, racism, and homophobia in the African American and Latino communities, and more specifically among young gay men of color. The book tells stories of real people coming of age, coming out, dealing with religion and spirituality, seeking love and relationships, finding their own identity in or out of the LGBT community, and creating their own sense of political empowerment.

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"When women get together and talk about men, the news is almost always bad news," writes bell hooks. "If the topic gets specific and the focus is on black men, the news is even worse."

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We real cool : Black men and masculinity

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High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography.

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Dude, you're a fag : masculinity and sexuality in high school

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In Deconstructing Tyrone, the authors, journalists Natalie Y. Moore and Natalie Hopkinson, examine Black masculinity from a variety of perspectives, looking not for consensus but for insight.

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Deconstructing Tyrone : a new look at black masculinity in the hip-hop generation

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Has evolution made men promiscuous skirt chasers? Pop-Darwinian claims about men's irrepressible heterosexuality have become increasingly common, and increasingly common excuses for men's sexual aggression. The Caveman Mystique traces such claims about the hairier sex through evolutionary science and popular culture.

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The caveman mystique : pop-Darwinism and the debates over sex, violence, and science

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Artistic Impressions is the first history to trace figure skating's striking transformation from gentlemen's art to 'girls' sport.' With a focus on masculinity, Mary Louise Adams examines how skating's evolving gender identity has been reflected on the ice and in the media, looking at rules, technique, and style and at ongoing debates about the place of 'art' in sport.

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With essays ranging in topic from the films of Neil LaBute to the sexual politics of Major League Baseball, this diverse collection of essays examines the multi-faceted media images of contemporary masculinity from a variety of perspectives and academic disciplines.

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Pimps, wimps, studs, thugs and gentlemen : essays on media images of masculinity

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