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"Bad Nigga": Hypermasculinity in African American Culture
Název práce v češtině: "Zlej negr": Hypermaskulinita v afroamerické kultuře
Název v anglickém jazyce: "Bad Nigga": Hypermasculinity in African American Culture
Klíčová slova: maskulinita,rap,nasili,gangsta,performativita, Afroamericane, gender
Klíčová slova anglicky: masculinity,rap,violence,gangsta,performativity,African Americans,gender
Akademický rok vypsání: 2011/2012
Typ práce: diplomová práce
Jazyk práce: angličtina
Ústav: Ústav anglofonních literatur a kultur (21-UALK)
Vedoucí / školitel: David Lee Robbins, Ph.D.
Řešitel: skrytý - zadáno a potvrzeno stud. odd.
Datum přihlášení: 20.09.2012
Datum zadání: 20.09.2012
Datum potvrzení stud. oddělením: 09.01.2013
Datum a čas obhajoby: 16.09.2013 08:30
Datum odevzdání elektronické podoby:22.08.2013
Datum odevzdání tištěné podoby:22.08.2013
Datum proběhlé obhajoby: 16.09.2013
Odevzdaná/finalizovaná: odevzdaná studentem a finalizovaná
Oponenti: PhDr. Hana Ulmanová, Ph.D.
 
 
 
Zásady pro vypracování
The thesis should discuss briefly the damage that has been done to black masculinity, the effects of slavery, which is necessary to understand the images of black males that are to be seen in literature and popular culture nowadays. The main focus of the thesis is to interpret the images in African American culture (rap music especially) that may be perceived both as subconscious overcompensation for the lost masculine identity and a new way of performing black masculinity that draws on the tradition set by people like Malcolm X, the Black Panthers or the cultural icon of Shaft. It will examine the attitude towards women and sexuality. In order to understand the hypermasculine nature of black men in nowadays popular culture, the thesis will dissect what it means to be a “bad nigga” and explore the way this image is glorified in African American culture.
Some of the artists included in the analysis are Jay-Z, Tupac, Big L, NWA, Biggie Smalls, Chuck D, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey Newton, Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka, Claude McKay. The theoretical part on performativity is based on the work of Judith Butler
Seznam odborné literatury
Books:

Forman, Murray. Neal, Mark Anthony. That's The Joint: The Hip Hop Studies Reader. New York:Routledge. 2004.

D. Belton, Speak my Name: Black Men on Masculinity and the American Dream. Now York: Beacon Press. 1997.

J. Butler, Gender Troubles. New York: Routledge. 1989.

J. Butler, Bodies that Matter: On the Discoursive Limits of Sex. Routledge. 1993.

hooks, bell. We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Dyson, Michael Eric. Open Mike: Reflections on Philosophy, Race, Sex, Culture and Religion. New York: Basic Civitas Books. 2003
Dyson, Michael Eric. Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X. New York: Oxford University Press. 1996.

Patterson, Orlando. Rituals of Blood: Consequences of Slavery in Two American Centuries.

Washington D.C.: Civitas Counterpoint. 1998.

Cleaver, Eldridge. Soul on Ice. New York: Delt Publishing, 1992.

H. Rap Brown, Die, Nigger, Die!. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. 2002

P.H. Collins, Black Sexual Politics. New York: Routledge. 2005.

R.A. Porter, Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism. New York:
University of New York Press. 1995

M. Davis, From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2011.



Essays:

A.G. Hunterm, “Hidden Voices of Black Men: The Meaning, Structure, and Complexity of Masculinity.” Journal of Black Studies. Sage Publications, Inc. 1994. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2784412

W.A. Van Hornem, “The Concept of Black Power: Its Continued Relevance.”Journal of Black Studies . Sage Publication, Inc. 2007. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40034781

W. Oliverm “’The STREETS’ An Alternative Black Male Socialization Institution.” Journal of Black Studies. Sage Publication, Inc. 2006. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40034352

M. Quinn, “’Never Shoulda Been Let Out the Penitentiary’: Gangsta Rap and the Struggle
over Racial Identity.” Cultural Critique. 1996. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.1996. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1354612

An. J. Saddik, “Rap’s Unruly Body: The Postmodern Performance of Black Male Identity on
the American Stage” TDR. Cambridge: The MIT Press. 2003. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4488512
 
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