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Published: 25 January 1996

256 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195102857

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Making Malcolm

The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X

Michael Eric Dyson

  • The book offers a boldly original and penetrating analysis of the major trends in interpreting Malcolm's legacy since his death, and the fiercely competing interests and ideologies that have shaped these trends.
  • Dyson identifies and examines the different "Malcolms" who have emerged in popular and academic investigations of his life and career.
  • Offers a fascinating exploration of Malcolm's relationship to a resurgent black nationalism, his influence on contemporary black filmmakers and musicians, and his use in progressive black politics.