A searing critique of definitions of black masculinity at work in American culture, Race Men shows how these defining images play out socially, culturally, and politically for black and white society--and how they exclude women altogether. A powerful statement by a major voice among black feminists, Race Men holds out the hope that by understanding how society has relied upon affirmations of masculinity to resolve social and political crises, we can learn to transcend them.

Race Men 2000, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674004047

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Race Men 1998, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674745582