Malcolm X by Robert E. Terrill
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Malcolm X
By Robert E. Terrill

Malcolm X

Inventing Radical Judgment

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Malcolm X by Robert E. Terrill

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Few figures haunt the collective American psyche like Malcolm X. Hoodlum, convict, convert, prophet, nationalist, and martyr, Malcolm's life spans the civil rights era like an index of America's racial anxiety. Dozens of books and hundreds of articles have analyzed his life, his work, and the various ways that his image has been appropriated by American culture. Little has been done, however, to analyze his speeches. This would be a glaring omission in the body of scholarship about almost any public figure, but is especially troubling with regard to Malcolm X. His legacy does not consist of marches preserved on newsreels, legislation passed by Congress, or holidays observed by the state; his legacy consists almost exclusively of his words. Malcolm X, like any orator, did not fashion his discourse in a vacuum but worked within and modified modes fashioned by his predecessors. "Malcolm X: Inventing Radical Judgement" begins by exploring the interpretive strategies presented in key texts from the history of African American protest, establishing a spectrum against which Malcolm's oratory can be assessed. Then the texts of speeches that Malcolm delivered while he was a minister for the Nation of Islam and of speeches and statements he made after he left the Nation are analyzed to discern the strategies of interpretation and judgement that he enacted and fostered in his audiences. Finally, this radical judgement, presented in and through Malcolm's public discourse, is re-contextualized by using three disparate theoretical approaches. The purpose of this triangulation is not to contain the rhetoric of Malcolm X within the limitations of these vocabularies, but rather to show that the changing potential of Malcolm's rhetoric lies, in part, in its iconoclastic refusal to be constrained by definitive boundaries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870138034
ISBN-10: 0870138030
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X by Robert E. Terrill Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X, Hardback (May 2010)

This Companion presents new perspectives on Malcolm X's life and legacy for students of American history.

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Author Biography - Robert E. Terrill

Robert E. Terrill is assistant professor of communication at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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