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

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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Nigger" is arguably the most consequential social insult in American history. In this book, the author traces how the word has been used and by whom, while analyzing the controversies to which it has given rise. The author explores such topics as how "nigger" should be defined and whether blacks have a right to use "nigger" while others do not
  • ""Nigger": it is arguably the most consequential social insult in American history, though, at the same time, a word that reminds us of "The ironies and dilemmas, tragedies and glories of the American experience." In this tour de force, Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy, author of the highly acclaimed Race, Crime, and the Law, "put[s] a tracer on 'nigger'," to identify how it has been used and by whom, while analyzing the controversies to which it has given rise. Kennedy explores such questions as: How should "nigger" be defined? Is it, as some have declared, necessarily more hurtful than other racial epithets? Do blacks have a right to use "nigger" even as others do not? Should the law view "nigger" baiting as a provocation strong enough to reduce the culpability of a person who responds violently to it? Should a person be fired from his or her job for saying "nigger"? How might the destructiveness of "nigger" be assuaged? To be ignorant of the meanings and effects of "nigger," says Kennedy, is to render oneself vulnerable to all manner of peril. This book addresses that concern."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism in language
  • Racism
  • English language
  • English language
  • Invective
  • Invective
  • United States
  • Rassendiscriminatie
  • Taalgebruik
  • Belediging
  • nigger
  • Etymologie
  • Belediging
  • Rassendiscriminatie
  • Taalgebruik
Label
Nigger : the strange career of a troublesome word, Randall Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-209) 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
The protean N-word -- "Nigger" in court -- Pitfalls in fighting "nigger" : perils of deception, censoriousness, and excessive anger -- How are we doing with "nigger"?
Control code
47255234
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780375421723
Lccn
2001036442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)47255234
Label
Nigger : the strange career of a troublesome word, Randall Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-209) 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
The protean N-word -- "Nigger" in court -- Pitfalls in fighting "nigger" : perils of deception, censoriousness, and excessive anger -- How are we doing with "nigger"?
Control code
47255234
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780375421723
Lccn
2001036442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)47255234

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