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New PDF release: Critical Race Narratives: A Study of Race, Rhetoric and

By Carl Gutierrez-Jones

ISBN-10: 0814731449

ISBN-13: 9780814731444

ISBN-10: 0814731457

ISBN-13: 9780814731451

The beating of Rodney King, the killing of Amadou Diallo, and the LAPD Rampart Scandal: those occasions were interpreted by way of the courts, the media and the general public in dramatically conflicting methods. Critical Race Narratives examines what's at stake in those conflicts and, in so doing, rethinks racial strife within the usa as a highly-charged fight over varied equipment of studying and writing.

Focusing specifically at the perform and theorization of narrative options, Gutiérrez-Jones engages a few of the so much influential texts within the contemporary race debatesincluding The Bell Curve, the United States in Black and White, The Alchemy of Race and Rights, and The Mismeasure of guy. within the procedure, Critical Race Narratives pursues key questions posed by means of the texts as they paintings inside of, or opposed to, disciplinary expectancies: can severe engagements with narrative let a extra democratic discussion concerning race? what promise does such experimentation carry for operating during the tense legacy of racism within the usa? all through, Critical Race Narratives initiates a well timed discussion among race-focused narrative test in scholarly writing and related paintings in literary texts and renowned culture.

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