At the Cross: Race, Religion, and Citizenship in the Politics of the Death Penalty

At the Cross: Race, Religion, and Citizenship in the Politics of the Death Penalty

by Melynda J. Price


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190205546
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Melynda Price is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Director of African American and Africana Studies program Her research focuses on race, citizenship and the politics of punishment. She has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from the University of Texas and a B.S. in Physics from Prairie View A&M University. She is a native of Houston, Texas.

Table of Contents

1. Can the Souls of Black Folk Be Redeemed? Race, Religion, and the Politics of Public Appeals for Salvation from the Execution Chamber
2. Performing Discretion or Performing Discrimination? Race, Ritual, and the Denial of Participatory Rights in Capital Jury Selection
3. Do Blacks Die Alone? The Role of Collective Identities in Individual African American Views of the Death Penalty
4. What We Tell Each Other: African American Folk Knowledge of the Death Penalty
5. Something Less than Equal but the Same: The Death Penalty and the Inversion of Equality in African American Deliberation of the Politics of Punishment
Conclusion: The Death Penalty and the Shared Legacy of Race
Epilogue: Troy, Trayvon, and the Trend(?) toward Abolition

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