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The Resource The N word : who can say it, who shouldn't, and why, Jabari Asim

The N word : who can say it, who shouldn't, and why, Jabari Asim

Label
The N word : who can say it, who shouldn't, and why
Title
The N word
Title remainder
who can say it, who shouldn't, and why
Statement of responsibility
Jabari Asim
Title variation
N word
Title variation remainder
who can say it, who shouldnt, and why
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reveals how the slur has both reflected and spread bigotry in America over the last 400 years. Asim pinpoints Thomas Jefferson as the source of our enduring image: in a seminal but now obscure essay, he marshaled a welter of pseudo-science to define the stereotype of a shiftless child-man with huge appetites and stunted self control. Asim reveals how nineteenth-century "science" then colluded with popular culture to amplify this slander. What began as false generalizations became institutionalized in every corner of our society. Asim argues that even when uttered with the opposite intent by hipsters and hip-hop icons, using the slur helps keep blacks at the bottom of America's socio-economic ladder. But, he also shows, there is a place for this word in the mouths and on the pens of those who truly understand its twisted history. Only when we know its legacy can we loosen its grip.--From publisher description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189460
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Asim, Jabari
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185
LC item number
.A85 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Racism
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
who can say it, who shouldn't, and why
Label
The N word : who can say it, who shouldn't, and why, Jabari Asim
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Birth of a notion : 1619-1799 -- Founding fictions -- Niggerology, part 1 -- The progress of prejudice : 1800-1857 -- No place to be somebody -- Dreams deferred : 1858-1896 -- Niggerology, part 2 -- Life among the lowly -- Jim Crow and company -- The world the war made -- Nigger happy -- Separate and unequal : 1897-1954 -- Different times -- From house niggers to niggerati -- Bad niggers -- Progress and paradox : 1955-2004 -- Violence and vehemence -- To slur with love -- What's in a name? -- Nigger vs. nigga
Control code
ocm71222991
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780618197170
Lccn
2006026872
System control number
(OCoLC)71222991
Label
The N word : who can say it, who shouldn't, and why, Jabari Asim
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Birth of a notion : 1619-1799 -- Founding fictions -- Niggerology, part 1 -- The progress of prejudice : 1800-1857 -- No place to be somebody -- Dreams deferred : 1858-1896 -- Niggerology, part 2 -- Life among the lowly -- Jim Crow and company -- The world the war made -- Nigger happy -- Separate and unequal : 1897-1954 -- Different times -- From house niggers to niggerati -- Bad niggers -- Progress and paradox : 1955-2004 -- Violence and vehemence -- To slur with love -- What's in a name? -- Nigger vs. nigga
Control code
ocm71222991
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780618197170
Lccn
2006026872
System control number
(OCoLC)71222991

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