Constructions of Black Panther Masculinity

Remasculinization, Hypermasculinization and Marginalization in George Jackson's "Soledad Brother"

By Clara Briefs

Looking at Black Panther member George Jackson's prison letters, which were published as Soledad Brother in 1970, this book examines the construction of black male identities in 1960s America. Marginalized by white middle class masculinity, Jackson considers himself disempowered and emasculated. However, his very own concepts of black masculinity and femininity are determined by stereotypes taken from white culture. Although George Jackson, as a radical activist, fights against white supremacy, he orients himself around the gender dichotomy established by the very powers he is resisting. (Series: Gender - Culture - Society - Geschlecht - Kultur - Gesellschaft - Vol. 16)

128 pages

Publication Date: 12/28/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643902740