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The beating of Rodney King, the killing of Amadou Diallo, and the LAPD Rampart Scandal: these events have been interpreted by the courts, the media and the public in dramatically conflicting ways. Critical Race Narratives examines what is at stake in these conflicts and, in so doing, rethinks racial strife in the United States as a highly-charged struggle over different methods of reading and writing.

Focusing in particular on the practice and theorization of narrative strategies, Gutiérrez-Jones engages many of the most influential texts in the recent race debatesincluding The Bell Curve, America in Black and White, The Alchemy of Race and Rights, and The Mismeasure of Man. In the process, Critical Race Narratives pursues key questions posed by the texts as they work within, or against, disciplinary expectations: can critical engagements with narrative enable a more democratic dialogue regarding race? what promise does such experimentation hold for working through the traumatic legacy of racism in the United States? Throughout, Critical Race Narratives initiates a timely dialogue between race-focused narrative experiment in scholarly writing and similar work in literary texts and popular culture.

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Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) was the first Ashkenazic chief rabbi of mandatory Palestine. Admired for the incredible diversity of his talents and interests--talmudist, halakhist, kabbalist, mystic, theologian, moralist, poet, and communal leader--Rav Kook's world outlook extolled breadth and derided narrow specialization. More than any other Orthodox thinker in modern times, he addressed, squarely and boldly, the confrontation between Judaism and the modern world. Kook serves as a natural model to those Jews who seek a religious understanding of and response to the culture and politics of the modern age.

These essays, most published here for the first time, offer a range of analyses and interpretations covering, in an accessible, systematic, and comprehensive fashion the major areas of Rav Kook's thought. Among the issues discussed are: his relationship to the Jewish mystical, philosophical, and halakhic traditions; poetry and spirituality; harmonism and pluralism; tolerance and its limits; Zionism, messianism, and politics; and Rav Kook today.

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Focusing in particular on the practice and theorization of narrative strategies, Gutierrez-Jones engages many of the most influential texts in the recent race debates - including "The Bell Curve", "America in Black and White", "The Alchemy of Race and Rights", and "The Mismeasure of Man". In the process, "Critical Race Narratives" pursues key questions posed by the texts as they work within, or against, disciplinary expectations: can critical engagements with narrative enable a more democratic dialogue regarding race? what promise does such experimentation hold for working through the traumatic legacy of racism in the United States? Throughout, "Critical Race Narratives" initiates a timely dialogue between race-focused narrative experiment in scholarly writing and similar work in literary texts and popular culture.

About the Author

Carl Gutierrez-Jones is an Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also the author of Rethinking the Borderlands: Between Chicano Culture and Legal Discourse.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814731444
Author:
Gutierrez-Jones, Carl Scott
Publisher:
New York University Press
Author:
Kaplan, Lawrence
Author:
Farmanfarmaian, Abouali
Author:
Gutierrez-Jones, Carl Scott
Author:
Short, Kayann
Author:
Gutierrez-Jones, Carl
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
MINORITIES_UNITED STATES_SOCIAL CONDITIONS
Subject:
Narration (rhetoric)
Subject:
Discourse analysis, narrative
Subject:
Hate speech
Subject:
UNITED STATES_RACE RELATIONS
Subject:
MULTICULTURAL STUDIES_USA
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Racism -- United States.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Critical America Ser.
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 248 pages New York University Press - English 9780814731444 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) was the first Ashkenazic chief rabbi of mandatory Palestine. Admired for the incredible diversity of his talents and interests--talmudist, halakhist, kabbalist, mystic, theologian, moralist, poet, and communal leader--Rav Kook's world outlook extolled breadth and derided narrow specialization. More than any other Orthodox thinker in modern times, he addressed, squarely and boldly, the confrontation between Judaism and the modern world. Kook serves as a natural model to those Jews who seek a religious understanding of and response to the culture and politics of the modern age.

These essays, most published here for the first time, offer a range of analyses and interpretations covering, in an accessible, systematic, and comprehensive fashion the major areas of Rav Kook's thought. Among the issues discussed are: his relationship to the Jewish mystical, philosophical, and halakhic traditions; poetry and spirituality; harmonism and pluralism; tolerance and its limits; Zionism, messianism, and politics; and Rav Kook today.

"Synopsis" by , Focusing in particular on the practice and theorization of narrative strategies, Gutierrez-Jones engages many of the most influential texts in the recent race debates - including "The Bell Curve", "America in Black and White", "The Alchemy of Race and Rights", and "The Mismeasure of Man". In the process, "Critical Race Narratives" pursues key questions posed by the texts as they work within, or against, disciplinary expectations: can critical engagements with narrative enable a more democratic dialogue regarding race? what promise does such experimentation hold for working through the traumatic legacy of racism in the United States? Throughout, "Critical Race Narratives" initiates a timely dialogue between race-focused narrative experiment in scholarly writing and similar work in literary texts and popular culture.
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