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One. Hegemonic Masculinities and Black Male Sex at All-Male Adult Theaters: The Relational Perspective—Anthony Lemelle Jr. / 13
Two. Revisiting Hypermasculinity: Shorthand for Marginalized Masculinities?—Richard N. Pitt and George Sanders / 33
Three. The Declining Significance of Black Male Employment: Gendered Racism of Black Men in Corporate America—Ron Stewart / 53
Four. A Father’s Performance of Masculinity as Seen Through the Eyes of Two Sons: A Postmortem Exploration—Whitney Stewart Harris and James Harris / 73
Five. Young Black Males, the Hoop Game, and Masculine Identities—Reuben A. Buford May / 87
Six. Body and Soul: History, Memory, and Representations of Black Masculinity—Pellom McDaniels III / 105
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