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Covering

Author : Kenji Yoshino
ISBN : 9781588361721
Genre : Social Science
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In this remarkable and elegant work, acclaimed Yale Law School professor Kenji Yoshino fuses legal manifesto and poetic memoir to call for a redefinition of civil rights in our law and culture. Everyone covers. To cover is to downplay a disfavored trait so as to blend into the mainstream. Because all of us possess stigmatized attributes, we all encounter pressure to cover in our daily lives. Given its pervasiveness, we may experience this pressure to be a simple fact of social life. Against conventional understanding, Kenji Yoshino argues that the demand to cover can pose a hidden threat to our civil rights. Though we have come to some consensus against penalizing people for differences based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and disability, we still routinely deny equal treatment to people who refuse to downplay differences along these lines. Racial minorities are pressed to “act white” by changing their names, languages, or cultural practices. Women are told to “play like men” at work. Gays are asked not to engage in public displays of same-sex affection. The devout are instructed to minimize expressions of faith, and individuals with disabilities are urged to conceal the paraphernalia that permit them to function. In a wide-ranging analysis, Yoshino demonstrates that American civil rights law has generally ignored the threat posed by these covering demands. With passion and rigor, he shows that the work of civil rights will not be complete until it attends to the harms of coerced conformity. At the same time, Yoshino is responsive to the American exasperation with identity politics, which often seems like an endless parade of groups asking for state and social solicitude. He observes that the ubiquity of the covering demand provides an opportunity to lift civil rights into a higher, more universal register. Since we all experience the covering demand, we can all make common cause around a new civil rights paradigm based on our desire for authenticity–a desire that brings us together rather than driving us apart. Yoshino’s argument draws deeply on his personal experiences as a gay Asian American. He follows the Romantics in his belief that if a human life is described with enough particularity, the universal will speak through it. The result is a work that combines one of the most moving memoirs written in years with a landmark manifesto on the civil rights of the future.

Covering

Author : Kenji Yoshino
ISBN : 9780375760211
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bringing together legal manifesto and memoir of his life as a gay Japanese American, a legal scholar creates a ground-breaking new paradigm of civil rights that looks at society's emphasis on a need for conformity and calls for a return to authenticity that recognizes that this suppression of one's identity causes harm to all society. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Covering

Author : Kenji Yoshino
ISBN : UOM:39015063204047
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A legal scholar presents a memoir that documents his experiences and calls for a return to an authenticity which recognizes that the suppression of personal identity causes harm to all society.

A Thousand Times More Fair

Author : Kenji Yoshino
ISBN : 9780062087720
Genre : Law
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“Fascinating....Loaded with perceptive and provocative comments on Shakespeare’s plots, characters, and contemporary analogs.” —Justice John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court of the United States “Kenji Yoshino is the face and the voice of the new civil rights.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickled and Dimed A Thousand Times More Fair is a highly inventive and provocative exploration of ethics and the law that uses the plays of William Shakespeare as a prism through which to view the nature of justice in our contemporary lives. Celebrated law professor and author Kenji Yoshino delves into ten of the most important works of the Immortal Bard of Avon, offering prescient and thought-provoking discussions of lawyers, property rights, vengeance (legal and otherwise), and restitution that have tremendous significance to the defining events of our times—from the O.J. Simpson trial to Abu Ghraib. Anyone fascinated by important legal and social issues—as well as fans of Shakespeare-centered bestsellers like Will in the World—will find A Thousand Times More Fair an exceptionally rewarding reading experience.

Gendered Lives

Author : Julia T. Wood
ISBN : 9781337555883
Genre : Drama
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Well-written and well-researched by leading gender communication scholars Julia T. Wood and Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, GENDERED LIVES: COMMUNICATION, GENDER, & CULTURE, 13th Edition, provides the latest theories, research and pragmatic information to help readers think critically about gender and society. The book demonstrates the multiple and often interactive ways a person's views of masculinity and femininity are shaped within contemporary culture. It offers balanced coverage of different sexes, genders and sexual orientations. Reflecting emerging trends and issues, the new edition includes expansive coverage of men's issues, an integrated emphasis on social media and a stronger focus on gender in the public sphere. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Speak Now

Author : Kenji Yoshino
ISBN : 9780385348805
Genre : Law
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Drawing on interviews with lawyers and witnesses on both sides of the case, a prominent legal scholar—and newly married gay man—takes readers deep inside the groundbreaking federal suit against Proposition 8, which rescinded the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California.

Courting Justice

Author : Joyce Murdoch
ISBN : 0786730943
Genre : Law
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Since 1958, twenty-five men and two women have forced the Supreme Court to consider whether the Constitution's promises of equal protection apply to gay Americans. Here Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price reveal how the nation's highest court has reacted to these cases--from the surprising 1958 victory of a tiny homosexual magazine to the 2000 defeat of a gay Eagle Scout. A triumph of investigative reporting, Courting Justice gives us an inspiring new perspective on the struggle for civil rights in America.

Lawyers Of The Right

Author : Ann Southworth
ISBN : 9780226768366
Genre : Political Science
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A timely and multifaceted portrait of the lawyers who serve the diverse constituencies of the conservative movement, Lawyers of the Right explains what unites and divides lawyers for the three major groups—social conservatives, libertarians, and business advocates—that have coalesced in recent decades behind the Republican Party. Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than seventy lawyers who represent conservative and libertarian nonprofit organizations, Ann Southworth explores their values and identities and traces the implications of their shared interest in promoting political strategies that give lawyers leading roles. She goes on to illuminate the function of mediator organizations—such as the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy—that have succeeded in promoting cooperation among different factions of conservative lawyers. Such cooperation, she finds, has aided efforts to drive law and the legal profession politically rightward and to give lawyers greater prominence in the conservative movement. Southworth concludes, though, that tensions between the conservative law movement’s elite and populist elements may ultimately lead to its undoing.

The Heart Of Hyacinth

Author : Onoto Watanna
ISBN : 0295802618
Genre : Social Science
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The Heart of Hyacinth, originally published in 1903, tells the coming-of-age story of Hyacinth Lorrimer, a child of white parents who was raised from infancy in Japan by a Japanese foster mother and assumed to be Eurasian. A crisis occurs when, 18 years after her birth, her American father returns to Japan to reclaim her just as Hyacinth has become engaged to a Japanese aristocrat, and she forcefully asserts her Japanese ties only to find that her prospective father-in-law will not tolerate a white wife for his son. Onoto Watanna creates in her protagonist a young white woman who not only claims a Japanese identity but shifts between her Japaneseness and her whiteness as expediency dictates. In this novel Watanna is on the cutting edge of what we now call race theory, using that theory�of racial constructions and fluidity�in the service of an avant-garde feminism.

I Don T Know

Author : Leah Hager Cohen
ISBN : 9781594632396
Genre : Psychology
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A short, concise book advocates for honoring doubt and admitting when the answer is: "I don't know."

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