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Crossroads, Directions and A New Critical Race Theory
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Its opponents call it part of "the lunatic fringe," a justification for "black separateness," "the most embarrassing trend in American publishing." "It" is Critical Race Theory.

But what is Critical Race Theory? How did it develop? Where does it stand now? Where should it go in the future? In this volume, thirty-one CRT scholars present their views on the ideas and methods of CRT, its role in academia and in the culture at large, and its past, present, and future.

Critical race theorists assert that both the procedures and the substance of American law are structured to maintain white privilege. The neutrality and objectivity of the law are not just unattainable ideals; they are harmful actions that obscure the law's role in protecting white supremacy. This notion—so obvious to some, so unthinkable to others—has stimulated and divided legal thinking in this country and, increasingly, abroad.

The essays in Crossroads, Directions, and a New Critical Race Theory—all original—address this notion in a variety of helpful and exciting ways. They use analysis, personal experience, historical narrative, and many other techniques to explain the importance of looking critically at how race permeates our national consciousness.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Foreword: Who Are We? And Why Are We Here? Doing Critical Race Theory in Hard Times
  2. pp. xi-xxi
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  1. INTRODUCTION: Battles Waged, Won, and Lost: Critical Race Theory at the Turn of the Millennium
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. PART I: Histories
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. CHAPTER ONE. The First Decade: Critical Reflections, or "A Foot in the Closing Door"
  2. pp. 9-31
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  1. CHAPTER TWO. Historicizing Critical Race Theory's Cutting Edge: Key Movements That Performed the Theory
  2. pp. 32-70
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  1. CHAPTER THREE. Keeping It Real: On Anti-"Essentialism"
  2. pp. 71-84
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  1. Part II: Crossroads
  2. pp. 85-86
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  1. Section A: Race Critiquing "Race" and Its Uses: Critical Race Theory's Uncompleted Argument
  2. pp. 87-96
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  1. CHAPTER FOUR. The Poetics of Colorlined Space
  2. pp. 97-158
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  1. CHAPTER FIVE. Un-Natural Things: Constructions of Race, Gender, and Disability
  2. pp. 159-186
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  1. CHAPTER SIX. Race and the Immigration Laws: The Need for Critical Inquiry
  2. pp. 187-198
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  1. CHAPTER SEVEN. "Simple Logic": Race, the Identity Documents Rule, and the Story of a Nation Besieged and Betrayed
  2. pp. 199-220
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  1. CHAPTER EIGHT. Straight Out of the Closet: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
  2. pp. 221-242
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  1. Section B: Narrativity: Celebrating Racialized Legal Narratives
  2. pp. 243-250
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  1. CHAPTER NINE. The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
  2. pp. 251-257
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  1. CHAPTER TEN. Construction Project: Color Me Queer Color Me Family = Camilo's Story
  2. pp. 258-273
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  1. CHAPTER ELEVEN. On Being Homeless: One Aboriginal Woman's "Conquest" of Canadian Universities, 1989-98
  2. pp. 274-287
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  1. CHAPTER TWELVE. Dinner and Self-Determination
  2. pp. 288-302
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  1. Section C: Globalization Critical Race Theory in Global Context
  2. pp. 303-309
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  1. CHAPTER FOURTEEN. Global Feminism at the Local Level: The Criminalization of Female Genital Surgeries
  2. pp. 337-344
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  1. CHAPTER FIFTEEN. Breaking Cycles of Inequality: Critical Theory, Human Rights, and Family In/justice
  2. pp. 370-390
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  1. CHAPTER SIXTEEN. Critical Race Theory and Post-Colonial Development: Radically Monitoring the World Bank and the IMF
  2. pp. 366-376
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  1. PART III: Directions
  2. pp. 377-378
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  1. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN. Critical Coalitions: Theory and Praxis
  2. pp. 379-392
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  1. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN. Beyond, and Not Beyond, Black and White: Deconstruction Has a Politics
  2. pp. 393-398
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  1. CHAPTER NINETEEN. Outsider Scholars, Critical Race Theory, and "OutCrit" Perspectivity: Postsubordination Vision as Jurisprudential Method
  2. pp. 399-410
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  1. AFTERWORD: The Handmaid's Truth
  2. pp. 411-412
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 413-414
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