Critical Race Theory An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0814719317

ISBN-13: 9780814719312

Edition: 2001

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ReadChapter One.For well over a decade, critical race theory the school of thought that holds that race lies at the very nexus of American life has roiled the legal academy. In recent years, however, the fundamental principles of the movement have influenced other academic disciplines, from sociology and politics to ethnic studies and history.And yet, while the critical race theory movement has spawned dozens of conferences and numerous books, no concise, accessible volume outlines its basic parameters and tenets. Here, then, from two of the founders of the movement, is the first primer on one of the most influential intellectual movements in American law and politics.Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsxvForeword by Angela HarrisxviiIIntroduction1A. What Is Critical Race Theory?2B. Early Origins3C. Relationship to Other Movements4D. Principal Figures5E. Spin-off Movements6F. Basic Tenets of Critical Race Theory6G. How Much Racism Is There in the World?9H. Organization of This Book11Questions and Comments for Chapter I13Suggested Readings14IIHallmark Critical Race Theory Themes15A. Interest Convergence, MaterialDeterminism, and Racial Realism16B. Revisionist History20C. Critique of Liberalism21D. Structural Determinism251. Tools of Thought and the Dilemma ofLaw Reform262. The Empathic Fallacy27Classroom Exercise293. Serving Two Masters304. Race Remedies Law as aHomeostatic Device31Questions and Comments for Chapter II33Suggested Readings34IIILegal Storytelling and Narrative Analysis37A. Opening a Window onto Ignored orAlternative Realities39B. Counterstorytelling42C. Cure for Silencing43D. Storytelling in Court45E. Storytelling on the Defensive46Questions and Comments for Chapter III47Suggested Readings48IVLooking Inward51A. Intersectionality51B. Essentialism and Anti-Essentialism56C. Nationalism versus Assimilation59Classroom Exercise63Questions and Comments for Chapter IV64Suggested Readings65VPower and the Shape of Knowledge67A. The Black-White Binary67B. Critical White Studies74Classroom Exercise80C. Other Developments: Latino and AsianCritical Thought, Critical RaceFeminism, Queer-Crit Theory81Questions and Comments for Chapter V84Suggested Readings85VICritiques and Responses to Criticism87Classroom Exercise95Questions and Comments for Chapter VI97Suggested Readings98VIICritical Race Theory Today101A. The 1990s101B. Capitalism on the Rampage1021. Unmasking Color Blindness1032. Race, Class, Welfare, and Poverty1073. Globalization111C. Power113D. Identity120Classroom Exercise121Questions and Comments for Chapter VII123Suggested Readings125VIIIConclusion129A. The Future129B. A Critical Race Agenda for the New Century131C. Likely Responses to Critical Race Theory1331. Critical Race Theory Becomes theNew Civil Rights Orthodoxy1332. Critical Race Theory Marginalizedand Ignored1343. Critical Race Theory Analyzed, but Rejected1344. Partial Incorporation135Classroom Exercise135Questions and Comments for Chapter VIII137Suggested Readings138Glossary of Terms141Index157About the Authors167
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Jean Stefancic  is Research Professor of Law at Seattle University and is the author of many articles and books on civil rights, law reform, social change, including No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America’s Social Agenda .

What Is Critical Race Theory?
Early Origins
Relationship to Other Movements
Principal Figures
Spin-off Movements
Basic Tenets of Critical Race Theory
How Much Racism Is There in the World?
Organization of This Book
Questions and Comments for Chapter I
Suggested Readings
Hallmark Critical Race Theory Themes
Interest Convergence, Material Determinism, and Racial Realism
Revisionist History
Critique of Liberalism
Structural Determinism
Tools of Thought and the Dilemma of Law Reform
The Empathic Fallacy
Classroom Exercise
Serving Two Masters
Race Remedies Law as a Homeostatic Device
Questions and Comments for Chapter II
Suggested Readings
Legal Storytelling and Narrative Analysis
Opening a Window onto Ignored or Alternative Realities
Cure for Silencing
Storytelling in Court
Storytelling on the Defensive
Questions and Comments for Chapter III
Suggested Readings
Looking Inward
Essentialism and Anti-Essentialism
Nationalism versus Assimilation
Classroom Exercise
Questions and Comments for Chapter IV
Suggested Readings
Power and the Shape of Knowledge
The Black-White Binary
Critical White Studies
Classroom Exercise
Other Developments: Latino and Asian Critical Thought, Critical Race Feminism, Queer-Crit Theory
Questions and Comments for Chapter V
Suggested Readings
Critiques and Responses to Criticism
Classroom Exercise
Questions and Comments for Chapter VI
Suggested Readings
Critical Race Theory Today
The 1990s
Capitalism on the Rampage
Unmasking Color Blindness
Race, Class, Welfare, and Poverty
Classroom Exercise
Questions and Comments for Chapter VII
Suggested Readings
The Future
A Critical Race Agenda for the New Century
Likely Responses to Critical Race Theory
Critical Race Theory Becomes the New Civil Rights Orthodoxy
Critical Race Theory Marginalized and Ignored
Critical Race Theory Analyzed, but Rejected
Partial Incorporation
Classroom Exercise
Questions and Comments for Chapter VIII
Suggested Readings
Glossary of Terms
About the Authors
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