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The Resource Just stories : how the law embodies racism and bias, Thomas Ross

Just stories : how the law embodies racism and bias, Thomas Ross

Label
Just stories : how the law embodies racism and bias
Title
Just stories
Title remainder
how the law embodies racism and bias
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Ross
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Backed by the power of the state, judges' opinions can send a person to death, dissolve a relationship between a mother and child, or sanction the racial division of a community. We like to believe that these opinions objectively enforce the law. But do they? In this stinging critique of our legal system, Thomas Ross reveals how in making and justifying their opinions, judges rely to a startling degree on personal constructs that all too often perpetuate the deep biases in society. Through close reading of judicial opinions from the late-nineteenth century to the present, Ross exposes a long history of judges' stories that claim objectivity but instead both reflect and reinforce prejudices
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Thomas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Judicial process
  • Bias (Law)
  • Bias (Law)
  • Judicial process
  • Justice, Administration of
  • United States
Label
Just stories : how the law embodies racism and bias, Thomas Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Law and Narrative -- Ch. 2. The Rhetorical Tapestry of Race -- Ch. 3. Their Immorality, Our Helplessness -- Ch. 4. The Feminist Nomos -- Ch. 5. Despair and Redemption
Control code
ocm33864181
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 161 pages
Isbn
9780807044001
Lccn
95048859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Just stories : how the law embodies racism and bias, Thomas Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Law and Narrative -- Ch. 2. The Rhetorical Tapestry of Race -- Ch. 3. Their Immorality, Our Helplessness -- Ch. 4. The Feminist Nomos -- Ch. 5. Despair and Redemption
Control code
ocm33864181
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 161 pages
Isbn
9780807044001
Lccn
95048859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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