The Derrick Bell Reader / Edition 1

The Derrick Bell Reader / Edition 1

by Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814719708

ISBN-13: 9780814719701

Pub. Date: 08/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

Lawyer, activist, teacher, writer: for over 40 years, Derrick Bell has provoked his critics and challenged his readers with uncompromising candor and progressive views on race and class in America. A founder of Critical Race Theory and pioneer of the use of allegorical stories as tools of analysis, Bell's groundbreaking work shatters conventional legal

Overview

Lawyer, activist, teacher, writer: for over 40 years, Derrick Bell has provoked his critics and challenged his readers with uncompromising candor and progressive views on race and class in America. A founder of Critical Race Theory and pioneer of the use of allegorical stories as tools of analysis, Bell's groundbreaking work shatters conventional legal orthodoxies and turns comfortable majoritarian myths inside out.

Edited and with an extensive introduction by leading critical race theorists Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, The Derrick Bell Reader reflects the tremendous breadth of issues that Bell has grappled with over his phenomenal career, including affirmative action, black nationalism, legal education and ethics. Together, the selections offer the most complete collection of Derrick Bell's writing available today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814719701
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Series:
Critical America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
493
Sales rank:
388,613
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prologue:
The Chronicle of the Constitutional Contradiction
Chapter 1: Economic Determinism and Interest Convergence
Chapter 2: Racial Realism
Chapter 3: Ethics of Lawyering
Chapter 4: Revisionist History
Chapter 5: Sexuality and Romance
Chapter 6: Politics of the Academy
Chapter 7: Nationalism, Separatism, and Self-Help
Chapter 8: Price of Racial Remedies
Chapter 9: Pedagogy
Chapter 10: Racial Standing
Chapter 11: Racism as Meanness
Chapter 12: Popular Democracy
Chapter 13: Race and Class
Chapter 14: Survival Strategies
Chapter 15: Critiques
Bibliography
Index
About the Editors

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