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Crossroads, Directions, and a New Critical Race Theory

Crossroads, Directions, and a New Critical Race Theory - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-1566399302

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ISBN13: 978-1566399302
ISBN10: 1566399300
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Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Temple University Press
Published: 2002
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Crossroads, Directions, and a New Critical Race Theory - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-1566399302

Francisco Valdes, Jerome McCristal Culp and Angela P. Eds. Harris

ISBN13: 978-1566399302
ISBN10: 1566399300
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Temple University Press

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Its opponents call it part of "the lunatic fringe," a justification for "black separateness," "the most embarrassing trend in American publishing." "It" is Critical Race Theory.

But what is Critical Race Theory? How did it develop? Where does it stand now? Where should it go in the future? In this volume, thirty-one CRT scholars present their views on the ideas and methods of CRT, its role in academia and in the culture at large, and its past, present, and future.

Critical race theorists assert that both the procedures and the substance of American law are structured to maintain white privilege. The neutrality and objectivity of the law are not just unattainable ideals; they are harmful actions that obscure the law's role in protecting white supremacy. This notion--so obvious to some, so unthinkable to others--has stimulated and divided legal thinking in this country and, increasingly, abroad.

The essays in Crossroads, Directions, and a New Critical Race Theory--all original--address this notion in a variety of helpful and exciting ways. They use analysis, personal experience, historical narrative, and many other techniques to explain the importance of looking critically at how race permeates our national consciousness.

Author Bio

Valdes, Francisco (Ed.) : University of Miami School of Law

Culp, Jerome McCristal (Ed.) : Duke University School of Law

Harris, Angela P. (Ed.) : University of California at Berkeley

Table of Contents

Foreword: Who Are We? And Why Are We Here? Doing Critical Race Theory in Hard Times -- Charles R. Lawrence III
Introduction: Battles Waged, Won, and Lost: Critical Race Theory at the Turn of the Millennium -- Francisco Valdes, Jerome McCristal Culp, and Angela P. Harris

Part I: Histories
1. The First Decade: Critical Reflections, or "A Foot In the Closing Door" -- Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
2. Historicizing Critical Race Theory's Cutting Edge: Key Movements that Performed the Theory -- Sumi Cho and Robert Westley
3. Keeping It Real: On Anti-"Essentialism" -- Catharine A. MacKinnon

Part II: Crossroads
Section A: Race
Critiquing "Race' and Its Uses: Critical Race Theory's Uncompleted Argument -- Robert S. Chang
4. The Poetics of Colorlined Space -- Anthony Paul Farley
5. Un-Natural Things: Constructions of Race, Gender, and Disability -- Robert L. Hayman, Jr., and Nancy Levit
6. Race and the Immigration Laws: The Need for Critical Inquiry -- Kevin R. Johnson
7. "Simple Logic": Race, the Identity Documents Rule, and the Story of a Nation Besieged and Betrayed -- Sherene H. Razack
8. Straight Out of the Closet: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation -- Devon W. Carbado
Section B: Narrativity
Celebrating Racialized Legal Narratives -- Margaret E. Montoya
9. The Unbearable Whiteness of Being -- Thomas Ross
10. Construction Project: Color Me Queer + Color Me Family = Camilo's Story -- Victoria Ortiz and Jennifer Elrod
11. On Being Homeless: One Aboriginal Woman's "Conquest" of Canadian Universities -- 1989-98 -- Patricia Monture-Angus
12. Dinner and Self-Determination -- Henry J. Richardson III
Section C: Globalization
Critical Race Theory in Global Context -- Celina Romany
13. Global Markets, Racial Spaces, and the Role of Critical Race Theory in the Struggle for Community Control of Investments: An Institutional Class Analysis -- Elizabeth M. Iglesias
14. Global Feminism at the Local Level: The Criminalization of Female Genital Surgeries -- Isabelle R. Gunning
15. Breaking Cycles of Inequality: Critical Theory, Human Rights, and Family In/Justice -- Berta Esperanza Hermandez-Truyol
16. Critical Race Theory and Post-Colonial Development -- Enrique R. Carrasco

Part III: Directions
17. Critical Coalitions: Theory and Praxis -- Julie A. Su and Eric Y. Yamamoto
18. Beyond, and Not Beyond, Black and White: Deconstruction has a Politics -- Mari Matsuda
19. Outsider Scholars, Critical Race Theory, and "Outcrit" Perspectivity: Postsubordination Vision as Jurisprudential Method -- Francisco Valdes

Afterword: The Handmaid's Truth -- Derrick A. Bell
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