Race, Law and Society

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  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Format: Hardback | 540 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 244mm x 44mm | 962g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Aldershot
  • ISBN 10: 075462661X
  • ISBN 13: 9780754626619

Product description

"Race, Law and Society" draws together some of the very best writing on race and racism from the law and society tradition, yet it is not intended to merely reprint the greatest hits of the past. Instead, from its introduction to its selection of articles, this anthology is designed as a 'how-to manual', a guide for scholars and students seeking templates for their own work in this important but also tricky area. "Race, Law and Society" pulls together leading exemplars of the sorts of social science scholarship on race, society and law that will be essential to racial progress as the world begins to travel the twenty-first century.

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Author information

Ian Haney Lopez is Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law.

Table of contents

Contents: Series preface; Introduction. Part I Beyond Doctrine: Race and Rights: Law, society, identity, and the making of the Jim Crow South: travel and segregation on Tennessee railroads, 1875-1905, Kennth W. Mack; Brown as a Cold War case, Mary L. Dudziak; African-American rights after Brown, Gerald N. Rosenberg; 'Won't you please help me get my son home': peonage, patronage, and protest in the World War II urban south, Risa L Goluboff; Victims in the shadow of the law: a critique of the model of legal protection, Kristin Bumiller; Advocacy against the stereotype: lessons from cognitive social psychology, Gary Blasi . Part II: Race, Racism, and Criminal Justice: The mark of a criminal record, Devah Pager; Too many black men: the sentencing judge's dilemma, Doris Marie Provine; Crime, race, and reproduction, Dorothy E. Roberts; From slavery to mass incarceration: rethinking the 'race question' in the US, Loic Wacquant. Part III From Law to Race: Telling the difference: nineteenth-century legal narratives of racial taxonomy, Michael A Elliott; Miscegenation law, court cases, and ideologies of 'race' in twentieth- century America, Peggy Pascoe; The architecture of race in American immigration law; a re-examination of the immigration act of 1924, Mae M. Ngai; Protest, repression, and race: legal violence and the Chicano Movement, Ian F. Haney Lopez; The citizen and the terrorist, Leti Volpp. Part IV Methods: Race in law and society: a critique, Osagie K. Obasogie; A tale of two genres: on the real and ideal links between law and society and critical race theory, Laura E. Gomez; Sapphire bound!, Regina Austin; Name index.