Nigger - The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word by Randall Kennedy

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Click to read more about Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word by Randall Kennedy. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Kennedy defends the book and Twain's usage of nigger in it, but this book was published years before the regualtionists excised all usage of the word from an edition of Huck Finn.

In more controversy erupted when Kennedy published Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word. "The power of 'Nigger,'" noted Charles Taylor in Salon, "is that Kennedy writes fully of the word, neither condemning its every use nor fantasizing that.

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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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Nigger: the strange career of a troublesome word. Document Viewer. Annotations Annotations by Brian Lamb in the margins and underlining of pertinent phrases throughout the book. -- Examples: p. "There are certain well-defined and narrowly limited classes of speech, the prevention and punishment of which have never been thought to raise.

The public controversy over Randall Kennedy's new book began months before it was even published; The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and others devoted lengthy, high-profile articles to Kennedy's politics and the book's title.

If it had been called The N-Word, the media's preferred euphemism for what Kennedy calls "the paradigmatic slur," the debate over. nigger randall kennedy nigger: the strange career of a troublesome word Please Donate to Help Save PopMatters PopMatters have been informed by our current technology provider that we have until.

For instance, this book is called "Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word." When I was a student at St. Albans School, I read "The Strange Career of Jim Crow" by C. Vann Woodward. And so the very subtitle of this book is yet another vestige of the education that I got at St.

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The "N" Word With Randall Kennedy Author, "Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word" Tuesday, Feb. 26, ; 1 p.m. EST. The "N" word is a powerful one. The bulk of this collection relates to Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy’s research for several of his books.

Most of the material is for the book Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity and Adoption. Other books include: Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word and Race, Crime, and the Law.

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