This is by my mentor/brother/friend, Dr. Bryant Alexander.
Peforming Black Masculinity: Race, Culture, and Queer Identity.
It's a remarkable set of linked essays on the African American male experience. Alexander picks a number of settings that highlight Black male interaction, sexuality, and identity — the student-teacher interaction, the black barbershop, drag queen performances, the funeral eulogy.
From these he builds a theory of Black masculine identity using auto-ethnography and ideas of performance as his base.
I think this will be a good addition to your libraries... especially when many of us question and critique the ways in which Black men perform gender and masculinity in contemporary settings, including the LGBT scene.
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