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  • The Man-Not

  • Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood
  • By: Tommy J. Curry
  • Narrated by: Chris Monteiro
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

Tommy J. Curry’s provocative audiobook The Man-Not is a justification for Black male studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim oppressed by his sex. The Man-Not, therefore, is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of Black males that could challenge the existing accounts of Black men and boys desiring the power of white men who oppress them that has been proliferated throughout academic research across disciplines.

Curry argues that Black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their genred existence deserves study and theorization. This audiobook offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including Black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of Black males. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all Black males.

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Critic reviews

"This book is the one that I've been waiting for. Curry has taken a bullet for the brothers." (Ishmael Reed, professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and visiting scholar at the California College of the Arts)

"Required reading for anyone interested in understanding oppression or having unquestioned assumptions put to the test." (Charles W. Mills, distinguished professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center)

"This is a triumph in Black studies and about how the African-American man and boy is written. I felt pride and satisfaction reading this book." (The Good Men Project)

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  • KenTrell
  • 02-07-19

Amazingly honest and shockingly refreshing!!!!!

It was hard to listen to this book because it was saying a lot of things I did not want to hear about black men and people in general. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to listen to it tho. I recommend this book for everyone to listen to. Bravo to the narrator.

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  • tanisha girley
  • 02-05-19

Well researched!

I applaud this book's brutal honesty. The author encourages us to keep an open mind to current events as well as historical facts that help him illustrate the precarious position of the black man in this American society.

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  • Clarence Everett Jr.
  • 06-03-19

Excellent Presentation

I highly recommend this Audiobook and the print copy of the Man-Not.

Breathtaking Magnum Opus!

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  • visionaryprism2
  • 24-02-20

The Introduction Alone Makes This Book Worth Buying

This is the first book I’ve ever owned where I’ve been compelled to buy the physical copy due to how extensively the author supported his/her claims with studies, quotations, and verifiable statistics. This book is the only book of its type covering the subject matter and if you consider yourself a researcher of black culture this is a must-have.

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  • Alednam A Uonopk
  • 28-10-19

America lives in perpetual romanticism....

America can't even look at the truth let alone speak for it so I don't see much change down the road. Folks don't want to look at the hurtstory that is history.... So much has changed, yet so little has changed at the same time....

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  • Herb McGuin
  • 08-04-21

Thank you Dr.Curry!!!

I learned about this book from Dr. T. Hasan Johnson. It has given me tools to better articulate the issues I've experienced in institutions of higher education and life in general. The greatest benefit of this book is that I am able to have deeper conversations with my oldest child as they negotiate becoming an adult. The narrator kept me engaged with the text and I looked forward to learning when I listened. Thank you Dr. Curry!!!

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  • warren
  • 09-03-21

The piece de resistance!

Everything I’ve felt as a black male in America the author has described in this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-11-21

Masterpiece

This scholarly analysis of “The Man-Not” as it relates to Black men really articulated the dangers and inadequacies involving the misconceptions of Black men. The scholarship also highlights the victimization of Black men which allows future inquiries to discuss the myths that serve a socio-economic political agenda to destroy Black male bodies and furthermore people. Such work by Tommy Curry, is an integral and important empirically if human evolution is genuine about elevating itself. Great piece of literature!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-10-21

An amazingly indepth plunge into Black Male life

True example of scholarship and study that challenges modern and historical perceptions of who Black males are and what position they hold in our society.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-21

Very important piece of work.

Should be required reading for all black men globally. The scope of the information presented details the amount of work Dr. Curry reviewed for this book. It is an eye opener.