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Nigger : the strange career of a troublesome word, Randall Kennedy

Label
Nigger : the strange career of a troublesome word
Title
Nigger
Title remainder
the strange career of a troublesome word
Statement of responsibility
Randall Kennedy
Title variation
Strange career of a troublesome word
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's "the nuclear bomb of racial epithets, " a word that whites have employed to wound and degrade African Americans for three centuries. Paradoxically, among many black people it has become a term of affection and even empowerment. The word, of course, is nigger, and in this candid, lucidly argued book the distinguished legal scholar Randall Kennedy traces its origins, maps its multifarious connotations, and explores the controversies that rage around it. Should blacks be able to use nigger in ways forbidden to others? Should the law treat it as a provocation that reduces the culpability of those who respond to it violently? Should it cost a person his job, or a book like Huckleberry Finn its place on library shelves? With a range of reference that extends from the Jim Crow south to Chris Rock routines and the O.J. Simpson trial, Kennedy takes on not just a word, but our laws, attitudes, and culture with bracing courage and intelligence
Cataloging source
SYB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Randall
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.K46 2003b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism in language
  • Racism
  • English language
  • English language
  • Invective
  • Invective
Label
Nigger : the strange career of a troublesome word, Randall Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-174) 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
Introduction -- Protean N-word -- Nigger in court -- Pitfalls in fighting Nigger : perils of deception, censoriousness, and excessive anger -- How are we doing with Nigger? -- Afterword -- Endnotes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocm52817089
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9780375713712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 905756
  • (OCoLC)52817089
Label
Nigger : the strange career of a troublesome word, Randall Kennedy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-174) 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
Introduction -- Protean N-word -- Nigger in court -- Pitfalls in fighting Nigger : perils of deception, censoriousness, and excessive anger -- How are we doing with Nigger? -- Afterword -- Endnotes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocm52817089
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9780375713712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 905756
  • (OCoLC)52817089

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