Reading Rodney King Reading Urban Uprising

Reading Rodney King Reading Urban Uprising

READING RODNEY KING READING URBAN UPRISING EDITED BY ROBERT COO DING -WILLIAMS Like many "news events," the Rodney King incidents — the beating, the trial, and the uprisings that followed — have so far played a superficial role in ...

Author: Robert Gooding-Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135207212

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising keeps the public debate alive by exploring the connections between the Rodney King incidents and the ordinary workings of cultural, political, and economic power in contemporary America. Its recurrent theme is the continuing, complicated significance of race in American society. Contributors: Houston A. Baker, Jr.; Judith Butler; Sumi K. Cho; Kimberle Crenshaw; Mike Davis; Thomas L. Dumm; Walter C. Farrell, Jr.; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Ruth Wilson Gilmore; Robert Gooding-Williams; James H. Johnson, Jr.; Elaine H. Kim; Melvin L. Oliver; Michael Omi; Gary Peller; Cedric J. Robinson; Jerry Watts; Cornel West; Patricia Williams; Rhonda M. Williams; Howard Winant.
Categories: Social Science

A Sense of Wonder

A Sense of Wonder

Melvin L. Oliver , James H. Johnson , Jr , and Walter C. Farrell Jr. , “ Anatomy of a Rebellion : A Political - Economic Analysis , ” Reading Rodney King , Reading Urban Uprising 118 . 114. Jerry G. Watts , " Reflections on the Rodney ...

Author: Jeffrey A. Tucker

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819566896

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Samuel R. Delany is one of today's most interesting writers. 'A Sense of Wonder' shows how Delany's works participate in African American cultural traditions.
Categories: Fiction

Disciplinarity and Dissent in Cultural Studies

Disciplinarity and Dissent in Cultural Studies

Gooding - Williams , Robert , Ed . ( 1993 ) Reading Rodney King / Reading Urban Uprising . New York : Routledge . Graff , Gerald ( 1992 ) Beyond the Culture Wars : How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education .

Author: Cary Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135221782

Category: Art

Page: 488

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Art

Not Just Race Not Just Gender

Not Just Race  Not Just Gender

... Americans and progressive whites experienced upon hearing the verdicts in this trial in his essay, “Reflections on the Rodney King Verdict and the Paradoxes of the Black Response,” in Reading Rodney King Reading Urban Uprising, pp.

Author: Valerie Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135207922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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From the nineteenth century articulations of Sojourner Truth to contemporary thinkers like Patricia J. Williams, Black feminists have always recognized the mutual dependence of race and gender. Detailing these connections, Not Just Race, Not Just Gender explores the myriad ways race and gender shape lives and social practices. Resisting essentialist tendencies, Valerie Smith identifies black feminist theorizing as a strategy of reading rather than located in a particular subjective experience. Her intent is not to deny the validity of black women's lived experience, but rather to resist deploying a uniform model of black women's lives that actually undermines the power of black feminist thought. Whether reading race or gender in the Central Park jogger case or in contemporary media, like Livin' Large, Smith displays critical rigor that promises to change the way we think about race and gender.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Urban Triage

Urban Triage

In Reading Rodney King / Reading Urban Uprising , edited by Robert Gooding - Williams , 23-37 . New York : Routledge , 1993 . Gilroy , Paul . “ There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack ” : The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation .

Author: James Kyung-Jin Lee

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816641803

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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In the 1980s, America witnessed an explosion in the production, popularity, and influence of literary works by people of color and a decade-long economic downturn that severely affected America's inner cities and the already disadvantaged communities of color that lived there. Marked by soaring levels of unemployment, homelessness, violence, drug abuse, and despair, this urban crisis gave the lie to the American dream, particularly when contrasted with the success enjoyed by the era's iconic stockbrokers and other privileged groups, whose fortunes increased dramatically under Reaganomics. In Urban Triage, James Kyung-Jin Lee explores how these parallel trends of literary celebration and social misery manifested themselves in fictional narratives of racial anxiety by focusing on four key works: Alejandro Morales's The Brick People, John Edgar Wideman's Philadelphia Fire, Hisaye Yamamoto's "A Fire in Fontana," and Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities. Each of these fictions, he finds, addresses the decade's racial, ethnic, and economic inequities from differing perspectives: Morales's revisions of Chicano identity, Yamamoto's troubled invocation of the affinities between African Americans and Asian Americans, the problematic connections between black intellectuals and the black community aired by Wideman, and Wolfe's satirization of white privilege. Drawing on the fields of literary criticism, public policy, sociology, and journalism, Lee deftly assesses the success with which these multicultural fictions engaged in the debates over these issues and the extent to which they may actually have alienated the very communities that their creators purported to represent. Challenging boththe uncritical celebration of abstract multiculturalism and its simpleminded vilification, Lee roots Urban Triage in specific instances of multiracial contact and deeply informed readings of works that have been canonized within ethnic studies and of those that either remain misunderstood or were misguided from the start. James Kyung-Jin Lee is assistant professor of English and Asian American studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Categories: Social Science

Media Matters

Media Matters

̄ In Reading Rodney King Reading Urban Uprising, ed. Robert Gooding-Williams, 56-70. New York: Routledge, 1993. D«Acci, Julie. Defining Women: Television and the Case of Cagney and Lacey. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, ...

Author: John Fiske

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317498520

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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Now, more than 20 years since its initial release, John Fiske’s classic text Media Matters remains both timely and insightful as an empirically rich examination of how the fierce battle over cultural meaning is negotiated in American popular culture. Media Matters takes us to the heart of social inequality and the call for social justice by interrogating some of the most important issues of its time. Fiske offers a practical guide to learning how to interpret the ways that media events shape the social landscape, to contest official and taken-for-granted accounts of how events are presented/conveyed through media, and to affect social change by putting intellectual labor to public use. A new introductory essay by former Fiske student Black Hawk Hancock entitled ‘Learning How to Fiske: Theorizing Cultural Literacy, Counter-History, and the Politics of Media Events in the 21st Century’ explains the theoretical and methodological tools with which Fiske approaches cultural analysis, highlighting the lessons today’s students can continue to draw upon in order to understand society today.
Categories: Social Science

Thinking Identities

Thinking Identities

Reading Rodney King: Reading Urban Uprising (London: Routledge), pp. 38–48. Barthes, R. (1957/1993) Mythologies (London: Vintage). Barthes, R. (1977) Image Music Text, essays selected and translated by Stephen Heath (London: Fontana ...

Author: Avtar Brah

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230375963

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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This book brings together research about a diverse range of groups who are rarely analysed together: Welsh, Irish, Jewish, Arab, White, African and Indian. The aim of the book is to critique orthodox explanations in the field, drawing upon the best of 'old' and 'new' theory. Key contemporary questions include: issues about the black-white model of racism; the underplaying of anti-semitism; the need to examine ethnic majorities, as well as whiteness and the reconfiguration of the United Kingdom.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of American Race Riots

Encyclopedia of American Race Riots

Not Heard . " In Robert Gooding - Williams , ed . Reading Rodney King , Reading Urban Uprising . New York : Routledge , 1993 ; Baldassare , Mark , ed . The Los Angeles Riots : Lessons for the Urban Future . Boulder , CO : Westview Press ...

Author: Walter C. Rucker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313333017

Category: Ethnic conflict

Page: 930

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Race riots are the most glaring and contemporary displays of the racial strife running through America's history. Mostly urban, mostly outside the South, and mostly white-instigated, the number and violence of race riots increased as blacks migrated out of the rural South and into the North and West's industrialized cities during the early part of the twentieth-century. While most riots have occurred within the past century, the encyclopedia reaches back to colonial history, giving the encyclopedia an unprecedented historical depth. Though white on black violence has been the most common form of racial violence, riots involving other racial and ethnic groups, such as Asians and Hispanics, are also included and examined. Organized A-Z, topics include: notorious riots like the Tulsa Riots of 1921, the Los Angeles Riots of 1965 and 1992; the African-American community's preparedness and responses to this odious form of mass violence; federal responses to rioting; an examination of the underlying causes of rioting; the reactions of prominent figures such as H. Rap Brown and Martin Luther King, Jr to rioting; and much more. Many of the entries describe and analyze particular riots and violent racial incidents, including the following: Belleville, Illinois, Riot of 1903 Harlem, New York, Riot of 1943 Howard Beach Incident, 1986 Jackson State University Incident, 1970 Los Angeles, California, Riot of 1992 Memphis, Tennessee, Riot of 1866 Red Summer, Race Riots of 1919, Southwest Missouri Riots 1894-1906, Texas Southern University Riot of 1967. Entries covering the victims and opponents of race violence, include the following: Black Soldiers, Lynching of Black Women, Lynching of Diallo, Amadou Hawkins, Yusef King, Rodney Randolph, A. Philip Roosevelt, Eleanor Till, Emmett, Lynching of Turner, Mary, Lynching of Wells-Barnett, Ida B. Many entries also cover legislation that has addressed racial violence and inequality, as well as groups and organizations that have either fought or promoted racial violence, including the following: Anti-Lynching League Civil Rights Act of 1957, Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Ku Klux Klan, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Nation of Islam, Vigilante Organizations, White League. Other entries focus on relevant concepts, trends, themes, and publications. Besides almost 300 cross-referenced entries, most of which conclude with lists of additional readings, the encyclopedia also offers a timeline of racial violence in the United States, an extensive bibliography of print and electronic resources, a selection of important primary documents, numerous illustrations, and a detailed subject index.
Categories: Ethnic conflict

Excluded Within

Excluded Within

Abu-Lughod, Race, Space, and Riots, 247. Sumi Cho, “Korean-Americans vs. African-Americans: Conflict and Construction,” in Reading Rodney King, Reading Urban Uprising, ed. Robert Gooding-Williams (New York: Routledge, 1993), 196–212.

Author: Sina Kramer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190625986

Category: Equality

Page: 241

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Why are some claims seen or heard as political claims, while others are not? Why are some people not seen or heard as political agents? And how does their political unintelligibility shape political bodies, and the terms of political agency, from which they are excluded? In this groundbreaking book, Sina Kramer uses the framework of constitutive exclusion to describe the phenomenon of internal exclusion -- exclusions that occur within a political body. More specifically, constitutive exclusions occur when a system of thought or a political body defines itself by excluding some difference (based on gender, race, class, sexuality, etc.) that is considered intolerable to the boundaries that comprise the body or system's political worth. This exclusion is not absolute, but preserves the very difference it seeks to repress in order to define itself against what it is not. Yet, as Kramer argues, if those who are excluded contest their repression, their political claims are deemed threatening and criminal. But can we ever be without constitutive exclusions? And can we avoid reinscribing them through critique? Kramer ultimately argues that to do justice to the excluded, to render those claims intelligible as political claims, instead requires the reconstitution of the political body on new terms. Importantly, this book offers both a diagnosis and a critique of the concept of constitutive exclusion, articulating what counts as a political action and who counts as a political agent. Kramer takes up a range of cases -- including those of Antigone, Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks, the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and the Black Lives Matter movement -- to better understand who counts as a political actor, and how we understand political belonging and the contestation of exclusion. Excluded Within articulates who we are by virtue of who we exclude, and what claims we cannot see, hear, or understand.
Categories: Equality

Preserving Privilege

Preserving Privilege

Gibbs , J. T. ( 1996 ) . Race and justice : Rodney King and O. J. Simpson in a house divided . San Francisco : Jossey - Bass . Gooding - Williams , R. ( Ed . ) . ( 1993 ) . Reading Rodney King / Reading urban uprising .

Author: Jewelle Taylor Gibbs

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275969916

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Examines California as forerunner and example of responses to ethnic and racial change in America.
Categories: Social Science