Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X

Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X

by Michael Eric Dyson

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Overview

In a rare and important book, Dyson probes the myths and meanings of Malcolm X for our time. From Spike Lee's film biography to Eugene Wolfenstein's psychobiographical study, from hip-hop culture to gender and racial politics, Dyson cuts a critical swath through both the idolization and the vicious caricatures that have undermined appreciation of Malcolm's greatest accomplishments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195102857
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/25/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,099,086
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.35(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Michael Eric Dyson is an ordained Baptist minister and Professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of the widely acclaimed Reflecting Black: African-American Cultural Criticism, and the forthcoming Between God and Gangsta Rap: Bearing Witness to Black Culture.

Table of Contents

1.Meeting Malcolm3
Part IMalcolm X's Intellectual Legacy
2.X Marks the Plots: A Critical Reading of Malcolm's Readers21
Part IIMalcolm X in Contemporary Society
3.Malcolm X and the Resurgence of Black Nationalism79
4.In Malcolm's Shadow: Masculinity and the Ghetto in Black Film107
5.Spike's Malcolm129
6.Using Malcolm: Heroism, Collective Memory, and the Crisis of Black Males145
Afterword: Turning the Corner175
Notes185
Index203

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