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Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice

Black Men Worshipping

Intersecting Anxieties of Race, Gender, and Christian Embodiment

Authors: Boyd, S.

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Black Men Worshipping analyzes the discursive spaces where Black masculinity is constructed, performed, and contested in American religion and culture. It judiciously considers the anxiety that emerges from Black male negotiations with these constructions

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STACY C. BOYD Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of West Georgia, USA.

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"In Black Men Worshipping, Stacy Boyd has taken a bold stepin analyzing the problems and possibilitiesof black masculinity across a range of cultural locations - most notably certain African American church communities.With deft interdisciplinarity, heconsiders the historical and contemporary assumptionsand ideologies of black masculinity dating back to Harriet Beecher's Stowe's Uncle Tom and the evangelical masculinity associated with ministers like T.D. Jakes.An impressive study for which he should be commended." - Jeffrey B. Leak, Associate Professor, Department of English, the University of North Carolina (Charlotte)

"In Black Men Worshipping, Stacy Boyd analyzes a complex constellation of factors that affect the performance of black Christian masculinity in American history and in so doing, expands our understanding of how black men negotiate the multiple and contradictory social constructions that black, male, and Christian conjure in our imaginations. Black Men Worshipping is a timely and critical intervention into the popular discourse on black evangelical celebrities, and it uniquely places popular figures such as T.D. Jakes and Donnie McClurkin within a grand historical narrative of black masculinity and religiosity in literary and filmic discourses. This text is aesthetically adept and poetically positioned to make an important contribution to Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religious Studies, and Africana Studies - it is a much-welcomed addition that will enhance student learning and will be a reliable source for academicians in any of these fields." - LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Williams College


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction—Anxious Masculinity: The Phenomenology of Black Male Christian Embodiment

    Boyd, Stacy C.

    Pages 1-15

  • Messianic Masculinity: Killing Black Male Bodies in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Green Mile

    Boyd, Stacy C.

    Pages 17-49

  • Bishop T. D. Jakes and the Search for Contemporary Christian Masculinity

    Boyd, Stacy C.

    Pages 51-81

  • Donnie McClurkin and the Tensions of Black Christian Sexuality

    Boyd, Stacy C.

    Pages 83-114

  • Father Stories and Hungry Sons in Ernest J. Gaines’s In My Father’s House

    Boyd, Stacy C.

    Pages 115-146

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Men Worshipping
Book Subtitle
Intersecting Anxieties of Race, Gender, and Christian Embodiment
Authors
Series Title
Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Stacy C. Boyd
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33941-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230339415
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11371-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29544-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 177
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