The Civil Rights Society: The Social Construction of Victims

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JHU Press, 1992 - Political Science - 172 pages

"Bumiller is among several scholars who have questioned the excessive reliance on law, especially constitutional law and the Supreme Court, as a means of solving social problems in the United States. The book will generate much discussion among those scholars interested in critical legal studies, sociology of law, race and gender relations, the social psychology of victimization, and social stratification." -- Darnell F. Hawkins, Contemporary Sociology.

 

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Contents

Law and Ideology
23
The Historical Roots of Antidiscrimination Ideology
40
The Ideology of the Victim
52
Masks of the Victim
62
Victims and Power Relations
69
The Ethic of Survival 78 Chapter 5 The Ethic of Survival
78
Legality Enters Life
98
Voices Excluded from the Law
109
Appendix A List of Interviewees
119
Notes
125
vii
147
Index
157
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