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African American culture and legal discourse

Author: Lovalerie King; Richard L Schur
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This work examines the experiences of African Americans under the law and how African American culture has fostered a rich tradition of legal criticism.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lovalerie King; Richard L Schur
ISBN: 9780230619883 0230619886
OCLC Number: 316829509
Description: xiii, 257 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : "Justice unveiled" / Lovalerie King and Richard Schur --
Reading back, reading black, and Buck v. Bell / I. Bennett Capers --
W.E.B. Du Bois and the right to privacy / Karla F.C. Holloway --
Martin R. Delany and rhetorics of divided sovereignty / Rochelle Raineri Zuck --
On Black freedmen in Indian country / Matthew L.M. Fletcher --
It falls to you : Rawls, Bartleby, and the ethics of affirmative action in Charles Johnson's "executive decision" / William Gleason --
Lucy Terry : a life of radical resistance / Sharon M. Harris --
The fire next time and the law / D. Quentin Miller --
"Fists and the voices of sorrowful women" : race, gender, violence, and the reconstruction of the work in Toni Morrison's Jazz / Charlton Copeland --
When testimony fails : laws and the comforts of intimacy in Gayl Jones's Corregidora / Rebecca Wanzo --
Papa's got a brand new bag : James Brown, innovation, and copyright law / K.J. Greene --
Legal fictions : trademark discourse and race / Richard Schur --
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the overdevelopment of gangsta rap / Akilah N. Folami.
Responsibility: edited by Lovalerie King and Richard Schur ; with a foreword by Gerald Horne.

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