Crossroads,Directions,and a New Critical Race Theory / Edition 1

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A powerful collection of original essays on the history of Critical Race Theory

Author Biography: Francisco Valdes is Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law. Jerome McCristal Culp is Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law. Angela P. Harris is Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566399302
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Who Are We? And Why Are We Here? Doing Critical Race Theory in Hard Times
Introduction: Battles Waged, Won, and Lost: Critical Race Theory at the Turn of the Millennium 1
The First Decade: Critical Reflections, or "A Foot in the Closing Door" 9
Historicizing Critical Race Theory's Cutting Edge: Key Movements that Performed the Theory 32
Keeping it Real: On anti-"Essentialism" 71
Critiquing "Race" and its Uses: Critical Race Theory's Uncompleted Argument 87
The Poetics of Colorlined Space 97
Un-Natural Things: Constructions of Race, Gender, and Disability 159
Race and the Immigration Laws: The Need for Critical Inquiry 187
"Simple Logic": Race, the Identity Documents Rule, and the Story of a Nation Besieged and Betrayed 199
Straight Out of the Closet: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation 221
Celebrating Racialized Legal Narratives 243
The Unbearable Whiteness of Being 251
Construction Project: Color Me Queer + Color Me Family = Camilo's Story 258
On Being Homeless: One Aboriginal Woman's "Conquest" of Canadian Universities, 1989-98 274
Dinner and Self-Determination 288
Critical Race Theory in Global Context 303
Global Markets, Racial Spaces, and the Role of Critical Race Theory in the Struggle for Community Control of Investments: An Institutional Class Analysis 310
Global Feminism at the Local Level: The Criminalization of Female Genital Surgeries 337
Breaking Cycles of Inequality: Critical Theory, Human Rights, and Family In/Justice 345
Critical Race Theory and Post-Colonial Development 366
Critical Coalitions: Theory and Praxis 379
Beyond, and Not Beyond, Black and White: Deconstruction Has a Politics 393
Outsider Scholars, Critical Race Theory, and "Outcrit" Perspectivity: Postsubordination Vision as Jurisprudential Method 399
Afterword: The Handmaid's Truth 411
About the Contributors 413
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