Critical Race Theory: An Introduction

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NYU Press, May 1, 2001 - Social Science - 207 pages

For well over a decade, critical race theory—the school of thought that holds that race lies at the very nexus of American life—has roiled the legal academy. In recent years, however, the fundamental principles of the movement have influenced other academic disciplines, from sociology and politics to ethnic studies and history.

And yet, while the critical race theory movement has spawned dozens of conferences and numerous books, no concise, accessible volume outlines its basic parameters and tenets. Here, then, from two of the founders of the movement, is the first primer on one of the most influential intellectual movements in American law and politics.


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easy to understand and good introduction to CRT

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For those who are interested in learning more about CRT this is a great book to read to get introduced to the theory. It is very easy to understand. At the end of each chapter there are questions that ... Read full review


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Hallmark Critical Race Theory Themes
Chapter 3 Legal Storytelling and Narrative Analysis
Chapter 4 Looking Inward
Chapter 5 Power and the Shape of Knowledge
Chapter 6 Critiques and Responses to Criticism
Chapter 7 Critical Race Theory Today
Chapter 8 Conclusion
Glossary of Terms
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Richard Delgado is the John J. Sparkman Chair of Law at the University of Alabama and has collaborated on four previous books, including The Latino Condition, 2nd edition (NYU Press, 2010), The Derrick Bell Reader (NYU Press, 2005), How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds, and Understanding Words That Wound.

Jean Stefancic is Professor and Clement Research Affiliate at the University of Alabama and is the author of many articles and books on civil rights, law reform, social change, including No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America’s Social Agenda.

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