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The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X


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Robert E. Terrill, Claude Clegg, Alex Gillespie, Brian Norman, Jeffrey B. Leak, Sheila Radford-Hill, James Smethurst, Angela D. Dillard, Richard Brent Turner, Mark Lawrence McPhail, James Tyner, Molefi Kete Asante, Kevin Gaines, William W. Sales, Jr
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  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521731577

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  • 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
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    • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2011

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521731577
    • length: 210 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • African American History ll
    • African American Literature during a turbulent period: the 1960s
    • Black Autobiography
    • Black Culture Community
    • Black Power Reconsidered
    • The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X
  • Editor

    Robert E. Terrill, Indiana University, Bloomington
    Robert E. Terrill is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, Bloomington.


    Robert E. Terrill, Claude Clegg, Alex Gillespie, Brian Norman, Jeffrey B. Leak, Sheila Radford-Hill, James Smethurst, Angela D. Dillard, Richard Brent Turner, Mark Lawrence McPhail, James Tyner, Molefi Kete Asante, Kevin Gaines, William W. Sales, Jr


    • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2011

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