The Kind of Man I Am: Jazzmasculinity and the World of Charles Mingus, Jr.
by Nichole Rustin-Paschal
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Black Forum, Haines Hall 153
The Kind of Man I Am: Jazzmasculinity and the World of Charles Mingus Jr. (Wesleyan 2017) is a gendered cultural history of jazz in the postwar period. She draws on archival records, published memoirs, and previously conducted interviews to explore how Mingus’s ideas about music, racial identity, and masculinity—as well as those of other individuals in his circle, like Celia Mingus, Hazel Scott, and Joni Mitchell—challenged jazz itself as a model of freedom, inclusion, creativity, and emotional expressivity.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Musicology