ISBN-10: 1108423981

ISBN-13: 9781108423984

Contesting Slave Masculinity within the American South demonstrates the importance of inner divisions, comparability, and clash in shaping gender and standing in slave groups of the yank South. David Stefan Doddington seeks to maneuver past unilateral discussions of slave masculinity, and as an alternative demonstrates how the repressions of slavery have been either own and political. instead of immediately help each other opposed to an emasculatory white society, Doddington explores how enslaved humans negotiated identities with regards to each other, via comparisons among males and varied types of manhood held up for judgment. An exam of the framework during which enslaved humans crafted identities demonstrates the fluidity of gender as a social and cultural phenomenon that rejected monolithic types of black masculinity, team spirit, and victimization. targeting paintings, authority, honor, intercourse, rest, and violence, this publication is a full-length therapy of the belief of 'masculinity' between slave groups of the previous South.

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