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Racial purity and dangerous bodies : moral pollution, Black lives, and the struggle for justice

Author: Rima Vesely-Flad
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the center of contemporary struggles over aggressive policing practices is an assumed association in U.S. culture of blackness with criminality. Rima L. Vesely-Flad examines the religious and philosophical constructs of the black body in U.S. society, examining racialized ideas about purity and pollution as they have developed historically and as they are institutionalized today in racially disproportionate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vesely-Flad, Rima.
Racial purity and dangerous bodies.
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017448657
(OCoLC)993255194
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rima Vesely-Flad
ISBN: 9781506420509 1506420508
OCLC Number: 1004758865
Description: 1 online resource (xlv, 225 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
part I. Race and moral pollution --
1. A socio-historical review of race and morality --
2. Constructions of character and criminality in nineteenth-century US penal systems --
3. Institutionalizing pollution boundaries : policing, imprisonment, and reentry --
part II. Racial justice movements --
4. Policing dark bodies in polluted spaces : stop and frisk in New York City, 1993-2013 --
5. Confronting pollution : protest as the performance of purity in the Black Lives Matter movement --
6. Seeing Jesus in Michael Brown : new theological : constructions of blackness --
7. Conclusion : reconstructing the image of the polluted black body.
Responsibility: Rima Vesely-Flad.

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