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Race, law, and culture : reflections on Brown v. Board of Education

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  • Creator edited by Austin Sarat
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York, New York ; Oxford, [England] : Oxford University Press, 1997. ©1997
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (240p.)
  • ISBNs 9781280452796, 128045279X, 9781423741091, 1423741099, 9780195355581, 019535558X, 9781602561281, 1602561281

Summary

  • More than 40 years after Brown v. Board of Education put an end to the segregation of the races by law, current debates about multiculturalism and racial hate speech reveal persistent uncertainty about the meaning of race in American culture.
  • More than forty years after Brown v. Board of Education put an end to segregation of the races by law, current debates about affirmative action, multiculturalism, and racial hate speech reveal persistent uncertainty about the meaning of race in American culture and the role of law in guaranteeing racial equality. This book takes the continuing controversy about race as an invitation to revisit Brown. The essays collected here are diverse in their perspectives and lively in their presentation. Taken togther, they provide a fresh look at Brown as well as the way it is implicated in America's contemporary uncertainties about race.

Notes

  • "Originally presented at the conference "Brown at Forty," held at Amherst College in December 1994"--Acknowledgments.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English