Honor Bound: Race and Shame in America

Honor Bound: Race and Shame in America

by David Leverenz
     
 

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In Honor Bound, David Leverenz argues that in the United States, the rise and decline of white people’s racial shaming reflects the rise and decline of white honor. To explore the implications of this argument, he casts an unusually wide net, from ancient and modern cultures of honor to social,  political, and military history to American

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In Honor Bound, David Leverenz argues that in the United States, the rise and decline of white people’s racial shaming reflects the rise and decline of white honor. To explore the implications of this argument, he casts an unusually wide net, from ancient and modern cultures of honor to social,  political, and military history to American literature and popular culture.

Editorial Reviews

Yale University

"Exciting, fascinating, and passionately argued, Honor Bound is a bold work of interdisciplinary scholarship that explores how racial shaming has evolved in what too many people (too easily) believe to be a 'post-civil rights/post-racial' world."

— Jonathan Holloway

Stanford University

"Robust, invigorating, and thoroughly researched, Honor Bound: Race and Shame in America illuminates with uncommon clarity the tragic core of injustice at the heart of our national culture." 

— Arnold Rampersad

College of William and Mary

"In Honor Bound, David Leverenz uncloaks, in chilling detail, the deepest drives of a supremacist consciousness that takes itself and the unearned privileges accrued to itself as the norm."

— Joanne M. Braxton

Yale University - Jonathan Holloway

"Exciting, fascinating, and passionately argued, Honor Bound is a bold work of interdisciplinary scholarship that explores how racial shaming has evolved in what too many people (too easily) believe to be a 'post-civil rights/post-racial' world."
author of How Race Survived US History - David Roediger

"Powerful as well-crafted history and as provocative meditation on the present, Honor Bound shows white supremacy to be not just a shame, but a system based on shaming."
Stanford University - Arnold Rampersad

"Robust, invigorating, and thoroughly researched, Honor Bound: Race and Shame in America illuminates with uncommon clarity the tragic core of injustice at the heart of our national culture." 
College of William and Mary - Joanne M. Braxton

"In Honor Bound, David Leverenz uncloaks, in chilling detail, the deepest drives of a supremacist consciousness that takes itself and the unearned privileges accrued to itself as the norm."
Choice

"Leverenz's discussion of Barack Obama's candidacy and presidency, as well as the rise of the Tea Party, offers a trenchant commentary on the persistence of the race issue in American life. Recommended."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813552705
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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