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Critical Race Narratives (01 Edition)by Gutierrez
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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.
Focusing in particular on the practice and theorization of narrative strategies, Gutiérrez-Jones engages many of the most influential texts in the recent race debates
This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-205) and index.
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.
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