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Cracker Barrel's Culture: Exporting The South On America's Interstate Exits, Latoya Renee Jefferson Jan 2012

Cracker Barrel's Culture: Exporting The South On America's Interstate Exits, Latoya Renee Jefferson

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This project examines the ways in which Black men in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora define themselves as gendered beings in their fiction and drama beginning with Richard Wright's publication of Native Son in 1940 to Mariama Ba's So Long a Letter published 1980. Black men created a transnational dialectic concerning their masculinity which involved the creation and criticism of several types of masculinity. In Chapters 1 and 2, I discuss the theoretical and the historical framework for this project. In Chapter 3, I discuss the first type of Black masculinity which was based in opposition to ...