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Reading Rodney King Reading Urban Uprising

Author: Robert Gooding-Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135207216
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Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising keeps the public debate alive by exploring the connections between the Rodney King incidents and the ordinary workings of cultural, political, and economic power in contemporary America. Its recurrent theme is the continuing, complicated significance of race in American society. Contributors: Houston A. Baker, Jr.; Judith Butler; Sumi K. Cho; Kimberle Crenshaw; Mike Davis; Thomas L. Dumm; Walter C. Farrell, Jr.; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Ruth Wilson Gilmore; Robert Gooding-Williams; James H. Johnson, Jr.; Elaine H. Kim; Melvin L. Oliver; Michael Omi; Gary Peller; Cedric J. Robinson; Jerry Watts; Cornel West; Patricia Williams; Rhonda M. Williams; Howard Winant.

In Den Stra En Die Wut

Author: Ryan Gattis
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644546517
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Sechs Tage im Jahr 1992. Polizisten misshandeln einen schwarzen Bürger und Los Angeles explodiert. Plünderungen, überall brennt es; ein Bürgerkrieg mitten im Herzen der westlichen Welt. Was passiert, wenn die Polizei eine Stadt den Armeen der Gangs überlässt? Rechnungen werden beglichen noch und noch. Davon erzählt dieser ungeheuerliche Roman. Am Anfang ein unmenschlicher Mord: Wir erleben ihn aus der Sicht des Opfers. Dann kommen andere zu Wort: skrupellose und weniger skrupellose Gangster, rassistische Polizisten, Krankenschwestern, Junkies, jugendliche Mitläufer. Und es entsteht das Bild einer Gesellschaft, in der der Stärkere den Schwächeren frisst und die sich im Ausnahmezustand gänzlich enthüllt. Ein Roman wie ein Tarantino-Film, ein Gewaltexzess, ein Experiment, ein Buch ohne Vorbild. «Eine monumentale Leistung: Gattis nimmt den Leser mit in das zerbrochene, wütende Herz von Los Angeles während der Unruhen von 1992 und blinzelt nicht einmal mit den Augen vor dem, was er da sieht.» (Dennis Lehane) «Ein symphonischer, unglaublich perfekter, unüberbietbarer Roman. Er hat mich in einem Stück verschluckt.» (David Mitchell) «Heftige, temporeiche, lebenspralle Szenen einer Stadt im Krieg. Dieser Autor weiß genau, wovon er schreibt.» (Joyce Carol Oates) «Das herzzerreißende Bild einer Stadt, die sich selbst zerstört.» (Paula Hawkins, Autorin von «Girl on the Train») «Ein wahnsinnig hochtouriger Roman: schmutzig, nervenzerfetzend, manchmal unerträglich gewaltsam, gleichzeitig aber auch erfüllt von einem tiefen Mitgefühl für seine Figuren.» (New York Times)

A Sense Of Wonder

Author: Jeffrey A. Tucker
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819566898
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In-depth study places a major American writer in the African-American tradition.

Disciplinarity And Dissent In Cultural Studies

Author: Cary Nelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135221782
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Meta Mendel-Reyes provides a critical look at our fascination with the sixties, discusses the ways in which democratic participation was at the heart of sixties politics, and explores the interrelationship between the history and memory of the sixties and contemporary democratic politics. Mendel-Reyes stresses that if told properly, the story of the sixties could help open our eyes to the possibility that ordinary people can take democratic action and do have the ability to make a difference in nineties politics. In a time of cynicism about the American government's ability to solve the crises of inequality, poverty and racism, Mendel-Reyes puts the decline of political participation in historical context and provides hope for the coming decades.


Author: Asata Shakur
ISBN: 9783944233789
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A Companion To Los Angeles

Author: William Deverell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118798058
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This Companion contains 25 original essays by writers and scholars who present an expert assessment of the best and most important work to date on the complex history of Los Angeles. The first Companion providing a historical survey of Los Angeles, incorporating critical, multi-disciplinary themes and innovative scholarship Features essays from a range of disciplines, including history, political science, cultural studies, and geography Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections combine with traditional historiographic essays to provide a multi-dimensional view of this vibrant and diverse city Essays cover the key topics in the field within a thematic structure, including demography, social unrest, politics, popular culture, architecture, and urban studies

The Contested Murder Of Latasha Harlins

Author: Brenda Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019994458X
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Helicopters patrolled low over the city, filming blocks of burning cars and buildings, mobs breaking into storefronts, and the vicious beating of truck driver Reginald Denny. For a week in April 1992, Los Angeles transformed into a cityscape of rage, purportedly due to the exoneration of four policemen who had beaten Rodney King. It should be no surprise that such intense anger erupted from something deeper than a single incident. In The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins, Brenda Stevenson tells the dramatic story of an earlier trial, a turning point on the road to the 1992 riot. On March 16, 1991, fifteen-year-old Latasha Harlins, an African American who lived locally, entered the Empire Liquor Market at 9172 South Figueroa Street in South Central Los Angeles. Behind the counter was a Korean woman named Soon Ja Du. Latasha walked to the refrigerator cases in the back, took a bottle of orange juice, put it in her backpack, and approached the cash register with two dollar bills in her hand-the price of the juice. Moments later she was face-down on the floor with a bullet hole in the back of her head, shot dead by Du. Joyce Karlin, a Jewish Superior Court judge appointed by Republican Governor Pete Wilson, presided over the resulting manslaughter trial. A jury convicted Du, but Karlin sentenced her only to probation, community service, and a $500 fine. The author meticulously reconstructs these events and their aftermath, showing how they set the stage for the explosion in 1992. An accomplished historian at UCLA, Stevenson explores the lives of each of these three women-Harlins, Du, and Karlin-and their very different worlds in rich detail. Through the three women, she not only reveals the human reality and social repercussions of this triangular collision, she also provides a deep history of immigration, ethnicity, and gender in modern America. Massively researched, deftly written, The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins will reshape our understanding of race, ethnicity, gender, and-above all-justice in modern America.

Zarathustra S Dionysian Modernism

Author: Robert Gooding-Williams
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804732956
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In arguing that Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a philosophical explanation of the possibility of modernism, the author shows that literary fiction can do the work of philosophy.