African American Culture and Legal Discourse

African American Culture and Legal Discourse

by L. King, R. Schur, Gerald Horne
     
 

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Thistext examines African Americans' experiences under the law and how that in turn has fostered a rich tradition of legal criticism in African American culture.

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Thistext examines African Americans' experiences under the law and how that in turn has fostered a rich tradition of legal criticism in African American culture.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230619883
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
01/13/2010
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

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. She is the author of Race, Theft, and Ethics: Property Matters in African American Literature and The Cambridge Introduction to Zora Neale Hurston and is the co-editor of James Baldwin and Toni Morrison: Comparative Critical and Theoretical Essays and New Essays on the African American Novel: From Hurston and Ellison to Morrison and Whitehead.

Richard Schur is Associate Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Drury University. He is the author of Parodies of Ownership: Hip Hop Aesthetics and Intellectual Property Law. His articles and essays on African American literature, hip-hop studies, African American art, critical race theory, and intellectual property law have appeared in several edited collections and in journals such as Contemporary Literature, American Studies, African American Review, Biography, and Law & Inequality.

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