Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 October 1998

272 Pages | 21 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195126549

Bookseller Code (04)

Are We Not Men?

Masculine Anxiety and the Problem of African-American Identity

Phillip Brian Harper

In his timely and incisive book Are We Not Men?, Phillip Brian Harper explores issues of race and representation and shows that ideas about black masculinity have always played a troubled role both in the formation of African-American identity and in the mass media at large. An original, far-reaching and ultimately humane work of cultural criticism, Harper's book argues convincingly that there are no innocent texts, and forces us to reexamine the culture that surrounds us. Are We Not Men? will find a wide audience among those interested in American and African American cultural studies, gender studies and gay/lesbian studies.


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