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The Man-Not

Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood
Narrated by: Chris Monteiro
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Tommy J. Curry’s provocative audiobook The Man-Not is a justification for black male studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the black male as a victim oppressed by his sex. The Man-Not, therefore, is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of black males that could challenge the existing accounts of black men and boys desiring the power of white men who oppress them that has been proliferated throughout academic research across disciplines.

Curry argues that black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their genred existence deserves study and theorization. This audiobook offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of black males. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all black males.

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Critic Reviews

"This book is the one that I've been waiting for. Curry has taken a bullet for the brothers." (Ishmael Reed, professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and visiting scholar at the California College of the Arts)

"Required reading for anyone interested in understanding oppression or having unquestioned assumptions put to the test." (Charles W. Mills, distinguished professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center)

"This is a triumph in Black studies and about how the African-American man and boy is written. I felt pride and satisfaction reading this book." (The Good Men Project)

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  • Clarence Everett
  • 06-03-2019

Excellent Presentation

I highly recommend this Audiobook and the print copy of the Man-Not.

Breathtaking Magnum Opus!

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