Pursuing Trayvon Martin explores the historical implications of the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, by George Zimmerman, in a gated community in Sanford, Florida on February 26, 2012. Possibly the first book to explore the case, it will make an important contribution as a source providing important analyses from which later scholars might draw and which will provide a context for understanding many of the issues involved in this case. The book telescopes
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One: Now You See It, Now You Don't; Chapter Two: Imagined Communities; Chapter Three: Indignity and Death; Chapter Four: No Bigots Required; Chapter Five: Two Forms of Transcendence; Chapter Six: The Irreplaceability of Continued Struggle; Chapter Seven: Dead Black Man, Just Walking; Chapter Eight: Distorted Vision and Deadly Speech; Chapter Nine: "Seeing Black" through Michel Foucault's Eyes; Chapter Ten: Should Black Kids Avoid Wearing Hoodies?; Chapter Eleven: Can We Imagine This Happening to a White Boy?; Chapter Twelve: A Mother's Pain
Chapter Thirteen: Social Presence, Visibility, and the Eye of the BeholderChapter Fourteen: Trayvon Martin, Racism, and the Dilemma of the African American Parent; Chapter Fifteen: Refusing Blackness-as-Victimization; Chapter Sixteen: Politics, Moral Identity, and the Limits of White Silence; Chapter Seventeen: Trayvon Martin and the Tragedy of the New Jim Crow; Chapter Eighteen: "What Are You Doing around Here?"; Chapter Nineteen: Trayvon Martin; Chapter Twenty: Coda-Through the Eyes of a Mother; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Contributors
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