Nigger : The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word (Paperback)

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Featuring a new Introduction and Afterword by the author, this explosive bestseller has sparked a great deal of curiosity and controversy. In examining "the nuclear bomb of racial epithets, " distinguished legal scholar Kennedy has taken on not just a word, but American laws, attitudes and culture with bracing courage and intelligence.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780375713712
SKU 31032471
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0375713719
Release Date 1/1/2003
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 4.75L x 0.5T
Praise
"[A] molotov cocktail of a book....Kennedy raises a lot of questions."
"Kennedy is a graceful writer, but finally this is not the full-scale 'exploration' of a word and its significance that many readers might wish. Still, the book's brevity is one of its strengths. A plangent three-hundred-page disquisition on the word 'nigger' would be a melodramatic, backward endeavor."
"THIS is the way to get rid of the word "nigger" and all of the contemptible ideas that go with it."
"NIGGER is, above all, an argument for the restoration of context and intent in judging uses of the word. Kennedy isn't just a good, clear writer, he's possessed of the uncommon virtue of common sense. That's particularly evident when he's writing on legal challenges involving the use of 'nigger.' Kennedy abhors things like campus speech codes, but he does allow that the word can create a hostile work environment and believes employers should be held liable for such. But in every instance he cites, whether it's a legal case or not, he makes common sense his standard."
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Annotation NIGGER: THE STRANGE CAREER OF A TROUBLESOME WORD explores the etymology, usage, and cultural signification of the highly charged "N-word" in American life. Kennedy, a Harvard law professor, unravels layers and layers of histories, experiences, and perspectives--and addresses the many controversies that arise from the use of that epithet.
Editors Note The critically acclaimed author of Race, Crime, and the Law provides an incisive analysis of the word "nigger" and its repercussions for, effect on, and place in American culture as he answers questions about the use of the controversial word as a racial epithet and methods that can deprive the word of its destructive character.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0208
Publisher Vintage Books

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