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Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history, Steven W. Bender

Label
Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history
Title
Mea culpa
Title remainder
lessons on law and regret from U.S. history
Statement of responsibility
Steven W. Bender
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Mea Culpa, Steven W. Bender examines how the United States' collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. We regret slavery and segregationist Jim Crow laws: we craft our legislation in response to that regret. By examining policies and practices that affected the lives of groups that have been historically marginalized and oppressed, Bender is able to draw persuasive connections between shame and its eventual legal manifestations. Analyzing the United States' historical response to its own atrocities, Bender identifies and develops a definitive moral compass that guides us away from the policies and practices that lead to societal regret"--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bender, Steven
Dewey number
172/.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4749
LC item number
.B39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Regret
  • United States
  • Minorities
  • United States
  • Discrimination
  • Marginality, Social
Label
Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history, Steven W. Bender
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Regret: frameworks for prediction -- What dehumanization predicts: the landscapes of future regret -- Aliens, illegals, wetbacks, and anchor babies: the dehumanization of immigrant -- Workers and their families -- Beasts of burden: farmworkers in the U.S. field of dreams -- The wages of poverty: inequality, welfare queens, and the homeless -- Sexuality and dehumanization: homophobia in U.S. law and life -- Dehumanizing criminals: the monsters of death row -- Flying while Muslim: "ragheads" and human rights -- From slavery to the new Jim Crow of mass incarceration: the ongoing -- Dehumanization of African Americans -- You've come a long way, baby! Gender and dehumanization -- International dehumanization -- Conclusion: a blueprint for humanization through compassion
Control code
ocn884293436
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 241 pages
Isbn
9781479899623
Lccn
2014028738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1712866
Label
Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history, Steven W. Bender
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Regret: frameworks for prediction -- What dehumanization predicts: the landscapes of future regret -- Aliens, illegals, wetbacks, and anchor babies: the dehumanization of immigrant -- Workers and their families -- Beasts of burden: farmworkers in the U.S. field of dreams -- The wages of poverty: inequality, welfare queens, and the homeless -- Sexuality and dehumanization: homophobia in U.S. law and life -- Dehumanizing criminals: the monsters of death row -- Flying while Muslim: "ragheads" and human rights -- From slavery to the new Jim Crow of mass incarceration: the ongoing -- Dehumanization of African Americans -- You've come a long way, baby! Gender and dehumanization -- International dehumanization -- Conclusion: a blueprint for humanization through compassion
Control code
ocn884293436
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 241 pages
Isbn
9781479899623
Lccn
2014028738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1712866

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