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The political use of racial narratives : school desegregation in Mobile, Alabama, 1954-97

Author: Richard A Pride
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Arguing that politics is essentially a contest for meaning and that telling a story is an elemental political act, Richard A. Pride lays bare the history of school desegregation in Mobile, Alabama, to demonstrate the power of narrative in cultural and political change. This book describes the public, personal, and meta-narratives of racial inequality that have competed for dominance in Mobile. Pride begins with a  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Pride
ISBN: 0252027663 9780252027666 9780252075940 0252075943
OCLC Number: 49225358
Description: 314 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: Protest and resistance --
Accommodation --
Inequality and cultural change.
Responsibility: Richard A. Pride.

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"A splendid analysis of how racial narratives can influence the public's support for or opposition to school desegregation... Pride's work is a virtually flawless product of painstaking research. Read more...

 
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