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The Resource Sellout : the politics of racial betrayal, Randall Kennedy

Sellout : the politics of racial betrayal, Randall Kennedy

Label
Sellout : the politics of racial betrayal
Title
Sellout
Title remainder
the politics of racial betrayal
Statement of responsibility
Randall Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Kennedy grapples with a stigmatized phrase: "selling out," or racial betrayal, a subject of much anxiety and acrimony in Black America. He atomizes the changing meanings of the term and shows how its usage bedevils blacks and whites. He begins his exploration with a historical definition of the "black" community, accounting for who is considered black and who is not. He looks at the ways in which prominent members of that community--Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Barack Obama, among others--have been stigmatized as sellouts. He outlines the history of the suspicion of racial betrayal among blacks, shows how current fears of selling out are expressed in thought and practice, and offers a case study of the quintessential "sellout"--Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, perhaps the most vilified black public official in American history.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Randall
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.K377 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas, Clarence
  • Thomas, Clarence
  • African Americans
  • African American politicians
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Stigma (Social psychology)
  • Racism
  • African American politicians
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Stigma (Social psychology)
  • United States
Label
Sellout : the politics of racial betrayal, Randall Kennedy
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
Who is "black"? -- The idea of the sellout in Black American history -- The idea of the sellout in contemporary Black America -- The case of Clarence Thomas -- Passing as selling out -- Epilogue
Control code
154799735
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780375425431
Lccn
2007028052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)154799735
Label
Sellout : the politics of racial betrayal, Randall Kennedy
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
Who is "black"? -- The idea of the sellout in Black American history -- The idea of the sellout in contemporary Black America -- The case of Clarence Thomas -- Passing as selling out -- Epilogue
Control code
154799735
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780375425431
Lccn
2007028052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)154799735

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