The Civil Rights Society: The Social Construction of Victims

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JHU Press, 1992 - 172 Seiten

"Bumiller is among several scholars who have questioned the excessive reliance on law, especially constitutional law and the Supreme Court, as a means of solving social problems in the United States. The book will generate much discussion among those scholars interested in critical legal studies, sociology of law, race and gender relations, the social psychology of victimization, and social stratification." -- Darnell F. Hawkins, Contemporary Sociology.

 

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Law and Ideology
23
The Historical Roots of Antidiscrimination Ideology
40
The Ideology of the Victim
52
The Ethic of Survival
78
Legality Enters Life
98
Voices Excluded from the Law
109
Appendix A List of Interviewees
119
Notes
125
Bibliography
147
Index
157
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Seite viii - Williams (1991) maintains that "for the historically disempowered, the conferring of rights is symbolic of all the denied aspects of their humanity: rights imply a respect that places one in the referential range of self and others, that elevates one's status from human body to social being

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