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Title African American culture and legal discourse / edited by Lovalerie King and Richard Schur ; with a foreword by Gerald Horne
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages)
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
Summary This work examines African Americans' experiences under the law and how that in turn has fostered a rich tradition of legal criticism in African American culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Law and literature -- United States -- History.
Law -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Literature and society -- United States -- History.
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author King, Lovalerie.
Schur, Richard L.
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ISBN 0230101720
0230619886 (alk. paper)
9780230619883 (alk. paper)