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He thinks he's down : white appropriations of Black masculinities in the civil rights era / Katharine Bausch.

Author/Creator:
Bausch, Katharine, 1980- author.
Publication:
Vancouver, BC ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 229 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Cultural appropriation -- History -- 20th century.
African American men in popular culture -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans in popular culture -- History -- 20th century.
Black people in popular culture -- History -- 20th century.
African American men in popular culture.
African Americans in popular culture.
Blacks in popular culture.
Cultural appropriation.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"The end of the Second World War saw a "crisis of white masculinity" brought on by social change. As a result, several prominent white male pop culture figures sought out and appropriated African American cultural trappings to benefit from what they believed were powerful black masculinities. In He Thinks He's Down, Katharine Bausch draws on case studies from three genres - the writings of Mailer and Kerouac, advertising and aesthetics in Playboy magazine, and action narratives of Blaxploitation films - to illustrate how each one engaged with black tropes while simultaneously doing little to change the racial and gendered stereotypes that perpetuated the power of white male privilege."-- Provided by publisher.
"The end of the Second World War saw a “crisis of white masculinity” brought on by social change. As a result, several prominent white male pop culture figures sought out and appropriated African American cultural trappings to benefit from what they believed were powerful black masculinities. In He Thinks He’s Down, Katharine Bausch draws on case studies from three genres – the writings of Mailer and Kerouac, advertising and aesthetics in Playboy magazine, and action narratives of Blaxploitation films – to illustrate how each one engaged with black tropes while simultaneously doing little to change the racial and gendered stereotypes that perpetuated the power of white male privilege."-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Bausch, Katharine, 1980- He thinks he's down.
ISBN:
0774863722
9780774863728
OCLC:
1140781836