21 East 11th Street Covington, Kentucky 41011, United States
In 1985 Ronald L. Jackson II graduated from Covington Latin School.
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
In 1991 Ronald L. Jackson II received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati's McMicken College of Arts & Sciences and a Master of Arts degree in 1993.
Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
In 1996 Ronald L. Jackson II gained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Howard University.
(Whiteness is often looked upon and equated with being Ame...)
Whiteness is often looked upon and equated with being American, but this book seeks to discover how other American voices and experiences have been and are excluded from the American legacy. It directly addresses the notion of self and human division in a cultural climate that has historically fostered the marginalization of multiple racial identities. This is an interdisciplinary work on understanding and promoting intercultural communication and will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of communication, multicultural studies, social psychology, and sociology.
(Cultural analysis of African American communication, with...)
Cultural analysis of African American communication, with emphasis on identity, rules, & strategies that characterize communication for group members. For advanced students/scholars in intercultural/interpers comm; African American/Black Studies, etc.
(This is a collection of essays. The book seeks to challen...)
This is a collection of essays. The book seeks to challenge Eurocentric assumptions in communication studies and to celebrate the African American rhetorical tradition and covers topics including conceptions of African rhetoric as a rhetoric of community and resistance, a new orientation toward rhetoric centering oral discourse, and the politics of defining African American rhetoric.
(African American Rhetoric(s): Interdisciplinary Perspecti...)
African American Rhetoric(s): Interdisciplinary Perspectives is an introduction to fundamental concepts and a systematic integration of historical and contemporary lines of inquiry in the study of African American rhetorics. Edited by Elaine B. Richardson and Ronald L. Jackson II, the volume explores culturally and discursively developed forms of knowledge, communicative practices, and persuasive strategies rooted in freedom struggles by people of African ancestry in America.
(In this compelling anthology, editor Ronald L. Jackson II...)
In this compelling anthology, editor Ronald L. Jackson II explores constitutive aspects of African American communication behaviors as they relate to how African Americans define themselves culturally. Readers benefit from a plethora of research on African Americans related to almost every area of communication inquiry, including theory and identity; language, performance, and rhetoric; interpersonal relationships; gendered contexts; organizational and instructional contexts; and mass-mediated contexts.
(Black Pioneers in Communication Research is the only book...)
Black Pioneers in Communication Research is the only book in the field of communication that-through personal interviews-systematically explores the lives, careers, and profound conceptual contributions of the men and women who have helped shape the contours of humanistic and social scientific inquiry within communication studies and beyond.
(This book traces the origins of Black body politics in th...)
This book traces the origins of Black body politics in the United States and its contemporary manifestations in hip-hop music and film. Scripting the Black Masculine Body traces the origins of Black body politics in the United States and its contemporary manifestations in popular cultural productions. From early blackface cinema through contemporary portrayals of the Black body in hip-hop music and film, Ronald L. Jackson II examines how African American identities have been socially constructed, constituted, and publicly understood, and argues that popular music artists and film producers often are complicit with Black body stereotypes. Jackson offers a communicative perspective on body politics through a blend of social scientific and humanities approaches and offers possibilities for the liberation of the Black body from its current ineffectual and paralyzing representations.
(The two volumes of this encyclopedia seek to explore myri...)
The two volumes of this encyclopedia seek to explore myriad ways in which we define ourselves in our daily lives. Comprising 300 entries, the Encyclopedia of Identity offers readers an opportunity to understand identity as a socially constructed phenomenon - a dynamic process both public and private, shaped by past experiences and present circumstances, and evolving over time.
(Bringing together an array of interdisciplinary voices, G...)
Bringing together an array of interdisciplinary voices, Global Masculinities and Manhood examines the concept of masculinity from the perspectives of cultures around the world. Contributors to this volume deconstruct the history and politics of masculinities within the contexts of the cultures from which they have been developed, examining what makes a man who he is within his own culture. Highlighting manifestations of masculinity in countries including Jamaica, Turkey, Peru, Kenya, Australia, and China, scholars from a variety of disciplines grapple with topics including how masculinity is affected by war and conflict, defined in relation to race, ethnicity, and sexuality, and expressed in cultural activities such as sports or the cinema.
(How do Black men imagine who they are and what they must ...)
How do Black men imagine who they are and what they must do... within their families, communities, and the world? The essays in this collection both ask and attempt to answer this question. Based in communication, and drawing from diverse disciplines, Masculinity in the Black Imagination seeks to address identity, race, and gender by examining the communicative dimensions of Black manhood. The collection works to define, deconstruct, and contextualize the interactive practice of masculinity as both a local and global phenomenon.
(Bringing together contributors from a wide-range of criti...)
Bringing together contributors from a wide-range of critical perspectives, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation is an analytic history of the diverse contributions of Black artists to the medium of comics. Covering comic books, superhero comics, graphic novels and cartoon strips from the early 20th century to the present, the book explores the ways in which Black comic artists have grappled with such themes as the Black experience, gender identity, politics and social media.
(For years, research concerning masculinities has explored...)
For years, research concerning masculinities has explored the way that men have dominated, exploited, and dismantled societies, asking how we might make sense of marginalized masculinities in the context of male privilege. This volume asks not only how terms such as men and masculinity are socially defined and culturally instantiated, but also how the media has constructed notions of masculinity that have kept minority masculinities on the margins. Essays explore marginalized masculinities as communicated through film, television, and new media, visiting representations and marginalized identity politics while also discussing the dangers and pitfalls of a media pedagogy that has taught audiences to ignore, sidestep, and stereotype marginalized group realities. While dominant portrayals of masculine versus feminine characters pervade numerous television and film examples, this collection examines heterosexual and queer, military and civilian, as well as Black, Japanese, Indian, White, and Latino masculinities, offering a variance in masculinities and confronting male privilege as represented on screen, appealing to a range of disciplines and a wide scope of readers.
(Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due ...)
Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a prominent and dominant cultural storyteller. Along with Perry’s success has come scrutiny by some social critics and Hollywood well-knowns, like Spike Lee, who have started to deconstruct the images in Perry’s films and TV shows suggesting, as Lee did, that Perry has used his power to advance stereotypical depictions of African Americans. The book provides a rich and thorough overview of Tyler Perry’s media works. In so doing, contributors represent and approach their analyses of Perry’s work from a variety of theoretical and methodological angles.
Bachelor, University Cincinnati, 1991. Master of Arts, University Cincinnati, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, Howard University, 1996.
Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 2001.
Guest lecturer University Georgia, 1997, Howard University, 1998, Rutgers, 1998, Truman State University, 1999, Wake Forest University, 2000, University Texas, 2002, University Alabama, 2002.
(Black Pioneers in Communication Research is the only book...)2006
(African American Rhetoric(s): Interdisciplinary Perspecti...)2004
(For years, research concerning masculinities has explored...)2013
(Bringing together contributors from a wide-range of criti...)2013
(Whiteness is often looked upon and equated with being Ame...)1999
(Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due ...)2013
(Bringing together an array of interdisciplinary voices, G...)2011
(Cultural analysis of African American communication, with...)2003
(This book traces the origins of Black body politics in th...)2006
(The two volumes of this encyclopedia seek to explore myri...)2010
(How do Black men imagine who they are and what they must ...)2011
(In this compelling anthology, editor Ronald L. Jackson II...)2004
(This is a collection of essays. The book seeks to challen...)2003
Member National Communications Association (chairman black caucus 1999, Black Caucus Pioneering Leader award 2000), Eastern Communications Association (chairman international division 1999, chairman voices of diversity division 2000, president-elect since 2006, Everett Lee Hunt award 2000, Franklyn Son of Haiman award 2001), National Association African Americans, Pennsylvania Black Conference Highter Education, Omega Psi Phi (chapter founder).