African American Women Playwrights: A Research Guide

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Christy Gavin
Psychology Press, 1999 - Drama - 253 pages
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinitiestakes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, examplaand vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Marita Bonner
3
Chapter Two Mary Burrill
13
Chapter Three Alice Childress
18
Chapter Four Angelina Weld Grimké
51
Chapter Five Lorraine Hansberry
60
Chapter Six Zora Neale Hurston
129
Chapter Seven Georgia Douglas Johnson
136
Chapter Eight Adrienne Kennedy
145
Chapter Nine May Miller
187
Chapter Ten Ntozake Shange
193
Index
244
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