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The alchemy of race and rights

Author: Patricia J Williams
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Diary of a law professor.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Williams, Patricia J., 1951-
Alchemy of race and rights.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)755289134
Named Person: Patricia J Williams; Patricia J Williams; Patricia J Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia J Williams
ISBN: 0674014707 9780674014701 0674014715 9780674014718
OCLC Number: 22512286
Description: 263 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Excluding Voices: A Necklace of Thoughts on the Ideology of Style --
1. The Brass Ring and the Deep Blue Sea --
2. Gilded Lillies and Liberal Guilt --
3. The Death of the Profane --
II. Trial by Text: A Sequence of Sublimination --
4. Teleology on the Rocks --
5. Crimes Without Passion --
6. The Obliging Shell --
III. Ladder to the Light: A Series of Hinged Turning Points --
7. Fire and Ice --
8. The Pain of Word Bondage --
9. Mirrors and Windows --
IV. The Incorruptible Simplicity of Being: A String of Crystalline Parables --
10. Owning the Self in a Disowned World --
11. Arm's-Length Intimacies --
12. On Being the Object of Property.
Responsibility: Patricia J. Williams.

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