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Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power
Essays on Anita Hill,Clarence Thomas & Constru
Written by Toni Morrison

Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power
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Category: Social Science - Minority Studies
Imprint: Pantheon
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: October 1992
Price: $20.00
Can. Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74145-9 (0-679-74145-3)
Pages: 512



 
Morrison brings together eighteen provocative essays, all but one written especially for this book, by prominent and distinguished academics--black and white, male and female--that discuss the historical, political, cultural, psychological, legal, sexual, and linguistic ramifications of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill affairs. With an Introduction by Toni Morrison.  

Contents

Introduction by Toni Morrison: Friday on the Potomac

A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., "An Open Letter to Justice Clarence Thomas from a Federal Judicial Colleague"

Andrew Ross, "The Private Parts of Justice"

Manning Marable, "Clarence Thomas and the Crisis of Black Political Culture"

Michael Thelwell, "False, Fleeting, Perjured Clarence: Yale's Brightest and Blackest Go to Washington"

Claudia Brodsky Lacour, "Doing Things with Words: "Racism" as Speech Act and the Undoing of Justice

Patricia J. Williams, "A Rare Case Study of Muleheadeness and Men"

Gayle Pemberton, "A Sentimental Journey: James Baldwin and the Thomas-Hill Hearings"

Neil Irvin Painter, "Hill, Thomas, and the Use of Racial Stereotype"

Carol M. Swain, "Double Standard, Double Blind: African-American Leadership After the Thomas Debacle"

Homi K. Bhabaha, "A Good Judge of Character: Men, Metaphors, and the Common Culture"

Christine Stansell, "White Feminists and Black Realities: The Politics of Authenticity"

Nellie Y. McKay, "Remembering Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas: What Really Happened When One Black Woman Spoke Out"

Margaret A. Burnham, "The Supreme Court Appointment Process and the Politics of Race and Sex"

Wahneema Lubiano, "Black Ladies, Welfare Queens, and State Minstrels: Ideological War by Narrative Means"

Kendall Thomas, "Strange Fruit"

Cornel West, "Black Leadership and the Pitfalls of Racial Reasoning"

Kimberle Crenshaw, "Whose Story Is It, Anyway? Feminist and Antiracist Appropriations of Anita Hill"

Paula Giddings, "The Last Taboo"



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