Ain’t Nobody Worryin’

Maleness and Masculinity in Black America (Revised Edition)
Edited by Alphonso Simpson, Jr.
©2012, 264 pages

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    Ain’t Nobody Worryin’ was developed to provide a critical analysis of the unanswered question “What does it mean to be a Black Man in America?” This text tackles some of the problems that have placed societal limitations on black men from all walks of life. The essays span a broad array of issues and concerns voiced about the lives of Black men in America from both a historical and contemporary perspective. The straightforward selections deliver a focused and engaging reading experience for students.

    This volume highlights specific topics found in popular discourse about African American Males and their experiences in America, including Black Male identity, sexuality, education, mentorship, relationships, and socialization. Coming from some of the most knowledgeable scholars in the field, the selected readings are certain to stimulate further research and meaningful discussion in classrooms, as well as in focus groups or educational think tanks.

    Alphonso Simpson, Jr. is the director of African American studies in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Wyoming, where he studied curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in African American music and music education. His current research interests include African American music, Black male/female relationships, the retention rate of Black males in post-secondary education, and the African American religious experience.
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