Malcolm X is one of the most important figures in the twentieth-century struggle for equality in America. With the passing of time, and changing attitudes to race and religion in American society, the significance of a public figure like Malcolm X continues to evolve and to challenge. This Companion presents new perspectives on Malcolm X's life and legacy in a series of specially commissioned essays by prominent scholars from a range of disciplines. As a result, this is an unusually rich analysis of this important African American leader, orator, and cultural icon. Intended as a source of information on his life, career and influence and as an innovative substantive scholarly contribution in its own right, the book also includes an introduction, a chronology of the life of Malcolm X, and a select bibliography.
• Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students of American history or American studies • Provides an up-to-date overview of scholarship on Malcolm X and detailed analysis of his life and work • Includes a chronology and guide to further reading
Chronology; Introduction Robert E. Terrill; 1. Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad Claude Clegg; 2. Autobiography and identity: Malcolm X as author and hero Alex Gillespie; 3. Bringing Malcolm X to Hollywood Brian Norman; 4. Malcolm X and black masculinity in process Jeffrey B. Leak; 5. Womanizing Malcolm X Sheila Radford-Hill; 6. Malcolm X and the black arts movement James Smethurst; 7. Malcolm X and African American conservatism Angela D. Dillard; 8. Malcolm X and youth culture Richard Brent Turner; 9. Homo Rhetoricus AfroAmericanus: Malcolm X and the rhetorical ideal of life Mark Lawrence McPhail; 10. Judgment and critique in the rhetoric of Malcolm X Robert E. Terrill; 11. Nightmarish landscapes: geography and the dystopian writings of Malcolm X James Tyner; 12. Afrocentricity and Malcolm X Molefi Kete Asante; 13. Malcolm X in global perspective Kevin Gaines; 14. The legacy of Malcolm X William W. Sales, Jr; Guide to further reading; Index.
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