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African American Culture and Legal Discourse

Editors: Schur, R. (Ed.)

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This work examines the experiences of African Americans under the law and how African American culture has fostered a rich tradition of legal criticism. Moving between novels, music, and visual culture, the essays present race as a significant factor within legal discourse. Essays examine rights and sovereignty, violence and the law, and cultural ownership through the lens of African American culture. The volume argues that law must understand the effects of particular decisions and doctrines on African American life and culture and explores the ways in which African American cultural production has been largely centered on a critique of law.

About the authors


LOVALERIE KING is Associate Professor of English, Affiliate Faculty in Women's Studies, and Director of the Africana Research Center at Penn State-University Park, USA

RICHARD SCHUR is Associate Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Drury University, USA.

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"This is a highly original, engagingscholarly contribution to an understanding of African American life, language, and law. It takes law and literature to a whole new level. The informative essays that comprise the book, whether personal reflections or technical explorations of statutes, are nothing short of refreshing - bold, informative, full of surprises." - Anita L. Allen, University of Pennsylvania School of Law


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: “Justice Unveiled”

    King, Lovalerie (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Reading Back, Reading Black, and Buck v. Bell

    Capers, I. Bennett

    Pages 13-22

  • W. E. B. Du Bois and the Right to Privacy

    Holloway, Karla F. C.

    Pages 23-38

  • Martin R. Delany and Rhetorics of Divided Sovereignty

    Zuck, Rochelle Raineri

    Pages 39-56

  • On Black Freedmen in Indian Country

    Fletcher, Matthew L. M.

    Pages 57-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African American Culture and Legal Discourse
Editors
  • R. Schur
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10172-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230101722
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61988-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38243-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 257
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