Critical Race Theory: An Introduction

Critical Race Theory: An Introduction

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by Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Author Biography: Richard Delgado is professor of law at the University of Colorado, Boulder and author of The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader, The Coming Race War, and Must We Defend Nazis? (also available from NYU Press). Jean Stefancic is research associate in law at the University of Colorado, Boulder and author of No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America's Social Agenda.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814719312
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Critical America Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
IIntroduction1
IIHallmark Critical Race Theory Themes15
IIILegal Storytelling and Narrative Analysis37
IVLooking Inward51
VPower and the Shape of Knowledge67
VICritiques and Responses to Criticism87
VIICritical Race Theory Today101
VIIIConclusion129
Glossary of Terms141
Index157
About the Authors167

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