Patriarchy Blues: Reflections on Manhood (Compact Disc)

Patriarchy Blues: Reflections on Manhood By Frederick Joseph, Preston Butler (Read by), Novell Jordan (Read by) Cover Image
By Frederick Joseph, Preston Butler (Read by), Novell Jordan (Read by)
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A] scorching treatise on toxic masculinity. Joseph's critiques of the patriarchy... both overt and ingrained are razor-sharp, but it's the clear-eyed reckoning of his own place within it that tethers the soul of his book. --Publishers Weekly

Joseph has learned a great deal from bell hooks here, and I think she would be proud because Patriarchy Blues is such a moving, inspiring, rigorous vision for living. --Robert Jones, Jr., New York Times bestselling author of The Prophets

In this personal and poignant collection, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Black Friend examines the culture of masculinity through the lens of a Black man.

What does it mean to be a man today? How does the pervasive yet elusive idea of toxic masculinity actually reflect men's experiences--particularly those of color--and how they navigate the world?

In this thought-provoking collection of essays, poems, and short reflections, Frederick Joseph contemplates these questions and more as he explores issues of masculinity and patriarchy from both a personal and cultural standpoint. From fatherhood, and manning up to abuse and therapy, he fearlessly and thoughtfully tackles the complex realities of men's lives today and their significance for society, lending his insights as a Black man.

Written in Joseph's unique voice, with an intelligence and raw honesty that demonstrates both his vulnerability and compassion, Patriarchy Blues forces us to consider the joys, pains, and destructive nature of manhood and the stereotypes it engenders.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798200857425
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Language: English