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When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making

Simone C. Drake


This book is an interdisciplinary study that draws on critical race and gender studies, cultural theories, and U.S. jurisprudence in order to rethink the popular notion of crisis in black masculinity studies with a privileging of agency. The metaphor “When We Imagine Grace” is used to theorize how black men must imagine their lives, ambitions, and desires in contrast to the narrow representations of black men’s experiences in the mainstream media and both popular and academic discourses. Focusing on black men’s lives in two specific spaces—civic and domestic—the book analyzes how black men in ... More

Keywords: black masculinity, black male crisis, agency, imagination, subjectivity, black feminism, intersectionality, black culture, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226363837
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226364025.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simone C. Drake, author
Ohio State University