Hung : A Meditation on the Measure of Black Men in America
For Poulson-Bryant and other men of his generation, society’s deep-seated obsession with the sexual powers of black men has had an enormous, if often deceptive, influence on how they perceive themselves and on the assumptions made by others. His tales of his sexual encounters with both sexes, along with anecdotes about the lives of various friends and colleagues, are wryly and at times shockingly revealing. Enduring racial perceptions have shaped popular culture as well, and Poulson-Bryant offers a thorough, thought-provoking look at media-created images of the “Well-Hung Black Male.” He deftly deconstructs movies like Mandingo and Shaft, articles in the popular press, and edgy works like Robert Mapplethorpe’s Black Book, while also providing distinctive profiles of icons like porn star Lexington Steele and rapper L.L. Cool J.
A mixture of memoir and cultural commentary, Hung is the first and only book to take on phallic fixation and uncover what lies below.
- Paperback | 212 pages
- 139.7 x 203.2 x 15.2mm | 158.76g
- 12 Sep 2006
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- United States
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