Race-ing justice, en-gendering power : essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the construction of social reality

by Toni Morrison

Paper Book, 1992

Description

In October 1991, one of the most controversial cases in recent years unfolded in the US Supreme Court - the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, a disturbing series of hearings which were broadcast on television and radio throughout the world. The case focused on language, on the legal problems in establishing the truth and on the justice system within America itself. It focused on key issues in American politics. The anger it created, and the debate which ensued, contributed to a new awareness of some fundamental problems which face everyone in the late 20th century. The racial and feminist issues raised by the case affect a wide variety of people.

Status

Available

Call number

347.73/2634347.3073534

Publication

New York : Pantheon Books, 1992.

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A selection of mostly scholarly essays on the effects of the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination and Anita Hill's sexual harrassment charges. Some very insightful writing - Toni Morrison is the editor - there are some well known black law professors and judges (amongst others) who contribute.

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Original publication date

1992

ISBN

0679741453 / 9780679741459
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