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Birth of Nation' Hood

Birth of Nation' Hood - 97 edition

Birth of Nation' Hood - 97 edition

ISBN13: 9780679758938

ISBN10: 0679758933

Birth of Nation
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Pantheon Books
International: No
Birth of Nation

ISBN13: 9780679758938

ISBN10: 0679758933

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97

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Co-edited and introduced by Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature,Birth of a Nation'hoodelucidates as never before the grim miasma of the O.J. Simpson case, which has elicited gargantuan fascination. As they pertain to the scandal, the issues of race, sex, violence, money, and the media are refracted through twelve powerful essays that have been written especially for this book by distinguished intellectuals--black and white, male and female. Together these keen analyses of a defining American moment cast a chilling gaze on the script and spectacle of the insidious tensions that rend our society, even as they ponder the proper historical, cultural, political, legal, psychological, and linguistic ramifications of the affair. With contributions by: Toni Morrison, George Lipsitz, A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., with Aderson Bellegarde Francois and Linda Y. Yueh, Nikol G. Alexander and Drucilla Cornell, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Ishmael Reed, Leola Johnson and David Roediger, Andrew Ross, Patricia J. Williams, Ann duCille, Armond White, Claudia Brodsky Lacour

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The Official Story: Dead Man Golfing
Introduction by Toni Morrison

The Greatest Story Ever Sold: Marketing and the O.J. Simpson Trial
George Lipsitz

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Who Was Improperly "Playing the Race Card"?
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Aderson Bellegarde Francois, Linda Y. Yueh

Dismissed or Banished? A Testament to the Reasonableness of the Simpson Jury
Nikol G. Alexander and Drucilla Cornell

Color-blind Dreams and Racial Nightmares: Reconfiguring Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

Bigger and O.J.
Ishmael Reed

"Hertz, Don't It?"
Becoming Colorless and Staying Black in the Crossover of O.J. Simpson
Leola Johnson and David Roediger

If the Genes Fit, How Do You Aquit?
O.J. and Science
Andrew Ross

American Kabuki
Patricia J. Williams

The Unbearable Darkness of Being: "Fresh" Thoughts on Race, Sex, and the Simpsons
Ann duCille

Eye, the Jury
Armond White

The "Interest" of the Simpson Trial: Spectacle, National History, and the Notion of Disinterested Judgement
Claudia Brodsky Lacour