Book details

Publication date: June 2021
Features: Foreword, 16 B&W photographs, references
Keywords: hypermasculinity; men’s studies; sexuality; virility; white supremacy; whiteness; homophobia; queerphobia; homoerotic; slavery; patriarchy; feminism; human rights; dancehall; romance tourism; sexual tourism; Black Phallic Fantastic; krip-hop
Subject(s): SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global), SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Social Theory, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, hypermasculinity; men’s studies; sexuality; virility; white supremacy; whiteness; homophobia; queerphobia; homoerotic; slavery; patriarchy; feminism; human rights; dancehall; romance tourism; sexual tourism; Black Phallic Fantastic; krip-hop, Social discrimination & equal treatment, Black Studies / Sociology / Gender, Gender studies: men & boys, Sex & sexuality, social aspects, Social & political philosophy
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Tamari Kitossa. Tamari Kitossa is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brock University. He studies the convergences of race, racism, and criminalization. He is a contributor to and co-editor of African Canadian Leadership.

Tommy J. Curry. Tommy J. Curry is Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Edinburgh.

“Appealing Because He Is Appalling engages critically with the work of James Baldwin and Frantz Fanon, exploring various registers of Black masculinity, Black sexuality and anti-Black racism. It is intersectional, reflective of social and political context, varied, and original in its scope.”

Eddie Bruce-Jones, Reader in Law & Anthropology, Birkbeck College, University of London


“Appealing Because He Is Appalling engages with sociology, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, social anthropology, and Black studies across several continents. An exceptionally insightful and rigorous anthology, it will appeal to both scholars and activists.”

William Henry, Associate Professor, University of West London


“Appealing Because He Is Appalling is an epitome of literary dialectics on the restoration of Black man to his original state in Eden. Undoubtedly, it represents a gigantic refocus and paradigmatic shift from Black male ‘gendercide’ to decolonizing rebirth of Black manhood. It is a literary bible, especially for all institutions engaging in Black gender studies.”

Emmanuel Onyeozili, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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