The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-10
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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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.

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. vii
Chronologyp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammadp. 10
Autobiography and identity: Malcolm X as author and herop. 26
Bringing Malcolm X to Hollywoodp. 39
Malcolm X and black masculinity in processp. 51
Womanizing Malcolm Xp. 63
Malcolm X and the Black Arts Movementp. 78
Malcolm X and African American conservatismp. 90
Malcolm X and youth culturep. 101
Homo rhetoricus Afro-Americanus: Malcolm X and the "rhetorical ideal of life"p. 113
Judgment and critique in the rhetoric of Malcolm Xp. 125
Nightmarish landscapes: geography and the dystopian writings of Malcolm Xp. 137
Afrocentricity and Malcolm Xp. 150
Malcolm X in global perspectivep. 158
The legacy of Malcolm Xp. 171
Guide to further readingp. 185
Indexp. 191
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