Through Our Eyes: African American Men's Experiences of by Gail Garfield

By Gail Garfield

Via Our Eyes offers a view of black men's reports that demanding situations students, coverage makers, practitioners, advocates, and scholars to grapple with the truth of race, gender, and violence in the United States. This multi-level research explores the chronological lifestyles histories of 8 black males from the aftermath of worldwide battle II during the chilly struggle and into this day. by means of appreciating the importance of ways African American males pass though what it capability to be black and male in the United States, this publication envisions the advanced dynamics that devalue their lives, these in their kin, and society.

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In what ways have those interpretations and that meaning changed or remained the same? 4. How have those interpretations and that meaning influenced their views of self, over the course of their lives? In seeking answers, this book focuses on the ways the men’s experiences are created and recreated through their interactions with their social and cultural environments and what happens as a result. It draws on the theoretical perspective that reality is constructed through the knowledge gained from social and cultural interactions (Berger & Luckmann, 1966).

They allow me to recognize the importance of their sense of violation in the context of violence while bridging the gaps between the local events that occur in their lives and the larger social and cultural context in which those events are constructed. The degree of disrespect engendered becomes a significant marker for understanding how the men interpret and what meaning they give to their lived experiences. In detail, this book focuses on three overlapping areas that threaten, jeopardize, and compromise African American men’s sense of personhood: violations to the physical self that demeans the integrity of the body; violations to the personal self that disregards individual human worth; and violations to the social self that systematically devalue the individual as reflected in a collective or group experience.

Growing up in public housing, because he was small in statute, Bobby was constantly bullied and Introduction 33 beaten by the other children in the projects. This continued until his mother took the family to live with her parents. There he was determined to change the way that he looked and started lifting weights. As he got “bigger and stronger” he found his passion, football. It became a consuming interest that dominated his life, and he excelled as a star high school player. But his football future abruptly ended when he injured his knee, an injury that had a lasting effect as Bobby struggled to redefine his life.

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