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Making Malcolm : The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X

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Twenty years after his assassination, what is it about Malcolm X's life and words that speaks so powerfully to so many? In Making Malcolm, Michael Eric Dyson probes the myths and meanings of Malcolm X for our time. From Spike Lee's film biography to Eugene Wolfenstein's psychobiographical study, from hip-hop culture to gender and racial politics, Dyson cuts a critical swathe through both the idolization and the vicious caricatures that have undermined appreciation of Malcolm's greatest accomplishments. A rare and important book, Making Malcolm casts new light not only on the life and career of a seminal black leader, but on the aspirations and passions of the growing numbers who have seized on his life for insight and inspiration.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195102851
  • 9780195102857
  • 1,444,948

About Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson is an ordained Baptist minister and Professor of Communications Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of the acclaimed Between God and Gangsta' Rap (OUP USA, 1996), and his work has appeared in The New York Times,The Washington Post, Emerge Magazine, The Nation, Vibe, andRolling Stone.show more

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Dyson shows us a Malcolm X for our time. * The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson *show more

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