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Critical Race Theory: An Introduction

Critical Race Theory: An Introduction

by Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic


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ISBN-13: 9780814719312
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Series: Critical America Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Richard Delgado is John J. Sparkman Chair of Law at the University of Alabama and one of the founders of critical race theory. His books include The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader (co-edited with Jean Stefancic; New York University Press) and The Rodrigo Chronicles (New York University Press).

Jean Stefancic is
Professor and Clement Research Affiliate at the University of Alabama School of
Law. Her books include No Mercy: How Conservative Think
Tanks and Foundations Changed America’s Social Agenda
and How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds.

Table of Contents

A. What Is Critical Race Theory?
B. Early Origins
C. Relationship to Previous Movements
D. Principal Figures
E. Spin-off Movements
F. Basic Tenets of Critical Race Theory
G. How Much Racism Is There in the World-yet
H. Organization of This Book
A. Interest Convergence, Material Determinism, and Racial Realism
B. Revisionist History
C. Critique of Liberalism
D. Structural Determinism
A. Opening a Window onto Ignored or Alternative Realities
B. Counterstorytelling
C. Cure for Silencing
D. Storytelling in Court
E. Storytelling on the Defensive
A. Intersectionality
B. Essentialism and Antiessentialism
C. Nationalism versus Assimilation
A. The Black-White Binary
B. Critical White Studies
C. Other Developments: Latino and Asian
A. Right-Wing Offensive
B. Postracialism and a Politics of Triangulation
C. Power
D. Identity
A. The Future
B. A Critical Race Agenda for the New Century
C. Likely Responses to the Critical Race
Theory Movement
Glossary of Terms
About the Authors

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“Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, prolific contributors to and tireless propagators of the Critical Race Theory gospel, here combine their understandings in a marvelously readable overview of this pathbreaking and controversial field of legal thought that will enlighten newcomers while offering new perspectives for critics as well as adherents.”-Derrick Bell,author of Faces at the Bottom of the Well

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