Outsiders Within: Black Women in the Legal Academy After Brown v. Board [NOOK Book]

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Through interviews with prominent legal academics such as Lani Guinier and Kimberle Crenshaw, Outsiders Within presents the trials and accomplishments of black women law professors who began to enter the legal academy in the 1970s and 80s. The often-overlooked legacies of these women are brought to light as chapters highlight the work of important women like Jean Cahn, who co-founded Antioch Law School in 1972, and Emma Coleman-Jordan, who founded the Northeast Corridor Collective of black women law professors in...
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Outsiders Within: Black Women in the Legal Academy After Brown v. Board

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Overview

Through interviews with prominent legal academics such as Lani Guinier and Kimberle Crenshaw, Outsiders Within presents the trials and accomplishments of black women law professors who began to enter the legal academy in the 1970s and 80s. The often-overlooked legacies of these women are brought to light as chapters highlight the work of important women like Jean Cahn, who co-founded Antioch Law School in 1972, and Emma Coleman-Jordan, who founded the Northeast Corridor Collective of black women law professors in 1988. Author Elwood Watson also discusses the scholarship of a number of black women law professors who have written on the intersection of race and gender, and employs their findings to determine how the experiences of black women in the law academy differ from those of black men and white men and women.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742599802
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,306,970
  • File size: 269 KB

Meet the Author

Elwood Watson is professor of history and African American studies at East Tennessee State University.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Chapter 1: In the Media Spotlight: Anita Hill and Lani Guinier
Chapter 2
Chapter 2: A Hostile and Unsupportive Environment
Chapter 3
Chapter 3: Dealing With The Multiple Isms- Racism, Sexism, Elitism etc?
Chapter 4
Chapter 4: Affirmative Action: Combating Assumptions
Chapter 5
Chapter 5: Interacting With Students: That Delicate Balance
Chapter 6
Chapter 6: Derrick Bell, Harvard Law School and the Emergence of Black Feminist Jurisprudence
Chapter 7 Conclusion
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