Sex Roles (2011) 65:143–145 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9926-8 BOOK REVIEW Black Masculinity and Sexual Politics. By Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr., New York, NY, Routledge, 2010. 287 pp. $95.00, (hardback). ISBN-10: 0415872774 Candice Crowell Published online: 15 January 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 In the tradition of Walker’s(1983) In Search of Our height, and a recent record in sports” (p. 16). Standing on Mothers’ Gardens, a seminal text on Womanism, coupled Foucault’s(1978) principle that to understand norms one with the analytical acuity of Foucault’s(1978) The History must consider the extremes, Lemelle holds Black masculin- of Sexuality, Lemelle breaks ground with a critical look at ity as a site of extremity. He offers a “manist” critique of the what it means to be both Black and male in America. A longstanding “substantial dutiful theory,” which suggests that decidedly “Manist” approach, that is purple is to lavender people’s social roles are well defined, with everyone very (Walker 1983), he redefines masculinity and asks his clear about their duties. These roles include gender and race audience to do the same, revealing that hegemonic roles that people, as actors, perform as their duty, meaning masculinity serves to dominate everyone outside the ideal; Black men must
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