(Sorry this is late - I figured out how to hone done my project, and spent time on that and an outline, and wanted my annotated bibliography to reflect the changes)
Gendered, Racialized, and Sexualized Violence: A Feminist Perspective on Police Brutality
I will argue that violence, as perpetrated by (largely) white police officers on the bodies of low income men of color is an extension of 'performing' ideas of white masculinity that come from the historical legacy of colonialism and slavery in the United States.
Tracing roots of the tropes of black masculinity through history allows us to think about how police brutality comes to be normalized and expected because of notions regarding race and gender. White masculinity, in this context, depends of the physical subordinate and control of the bodies of the 'other' - or men of color.
Bergner, Gwen. "Who Is That Masked Woman? Or, the Role of Gender in Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks." PMLA, Vol. 110, No. 1, Special Topic: Colonialism and the Postcolonial Condition (Jan., 1995): 75-88. Modern Language Association. Web. Feb. 14 2010.
This article is a critique of Fanon's work. The author argues that gender (specifically the gender of black women is erased in Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks.
This piece could be helpful for my project by bringing in colonial theory or for a perspective on gender and race. I'm not quite sure if I will use it, but it could be a good piece for looking at the violence inflicted on bodies of color with a gendered lens added.
Anderson, Amanda. "Debatable Performances: Restaging Contentious Feminisms." Social Text, No. 54 (Spring, 1998): 1-24. Duke University Press. Web. Feb. 12 2010.
This piece is about feminist debates regarding performativity and theory. It has some good info on Butler's theory of performativity (which I couldn't find in my searches and I really wanted to use for my theory piece). This piece has a summary of Butler that would be good to use about gender construction, identity and performance - which I could tie to masculinity.
Connell, R.W. and James W. Messerschmidt. "Hegemonic Masculinity: Rethinking the Concept." Gender and Society, Vol. 19, No. 6 (Dec., 2005): 829-859. Sage Publications, Inc. Web. Feb. 12 2010.
This piece is about hegemonic masculinity, and includes info on subordinated masculinities. It also is a reaction to earlier works on masculinity and addresses some critiques others have brought forward. This would be a good basic theory piece to explain masculinity for my project.