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Black Man Emerging : Facing the Past and Seizing a Future in America - Joseph L. White

Black Man Emerging

Facing the Past and Seizing a Future in America

Paperback Published: 22nd September 1999
ISBN: 9780415925723
Number Of Pages: 352

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In the face of centuries of institutional and interpersonal racism, in light of the signals they receive from society, and given the choices they must make about what they want from life and how to go about getting it--how can Black men in America realize their full potential?
In "Black Man Emerging, " psychologists Joseph L. White and James H. Cones III fashion a moving psychological and social portrait that reflects their personal views on the struggle of Black men against oppression and for self-determination. Using numerous case histories and biographical sketches of Black men who have failed and those who have prevailed, the authors describe strategies for responding to racism and entrenched power--underscoring the healing capacity of religion, family, Black consciousness movements, mentorships, educational programs, paid employment, and other positive forces. They also explore the concept of identity as it applies to being Black and male and ithe influence of Black men on American culture.
"Black Man Emerging" is a poignant and personal discussion of the issues facing and felt by Black men in this country and an important commentary on the conflicts born of human diversity.

The Present and the Past: Current Voices/Historical Traces
Introductionp. 3
Beginningsp. 17
An Opposing View: The Black Construction of Social Realityp. 47
Contemporary Images and Expressive Styles
Contemporary Black Male Images: A One-Sided Viewp. 67
Cool Pose, Rap, Hip-Hop, and the Black Aestheticp. 91
The African-American Male: Masculine Alternatives and Psychological Challenges
Masculine Alternatives: The African-American Perspectivep. 115
The Black Male: Major Psychological Challengesp. 131
Biographical Memoirs I: Boyz'n the Hood: The Macho Identityp. 153
Biographical Memoirs II: Searchers and Achieversp. 167
Major Influences on African-American Masculine Development
The Influence of the Familyp. 195
The Role of the Peer Groupp. 213
Neighborhood Influencesp. 227
Interventions, Recommendations, and Conclusions
Fatherhood, Manhood Training, and Educationp. 247
High-Risk Youth, Rehabilitation, and Extending Outreachp. 273
What Next? Confronting Racismp. 289
Notesp. 305
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ISBN: 9780415925723
ISBN-10: 041592572X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1