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Nigger : the strange career of a troublesome word

Summary: "Nigger" is arguably the most consequential social insult in American history. In this book, the author traces how the word has been used and by whom, while analyzing the controversies to which it has given rise. The author explores such topics as how "nigger" should be defined and whether blacks have a right to use "nigger" while others do not.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0593316525
  • ISBN: 9780593316528
  • Physical Description: print
    l, 194 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: Revised edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2022.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Originally published in 2002.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-209) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction to the twentieth-anniversary edition -- Introduction -- The protean N-word -- "Nigger" in court -- Pitfalls in fighting "nigger" : perils of deception, censoriousness, and excessive anger -- How are we doing with "nigger"?
Subject: United States Race relations Psychological aspects
African Americans Social conditions
African Americans Race identity
Racism in language
Racism against Black people United States Psychological aspects
English language Slang Social aspects United States
English language United States Slang Psychological aspects
Invective United States Psychological aspects
Invective United States History Anecdotes
États-Unis Relations raciales Aspect psychologique
Noirs américains Conditions sociales
Noirs américains Identité ethnique
Racisme dans le langage
Anglais (Langue) Argot Aspect social États-Unis
Anglais (Langue) États-Unis Argot Aspect psychologique
Invectives États-Unis Aspect psychologique
Invectives États-Unis Histoire Anecdotes
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination
HISTORY / African American & Black
English language Slang Psychological aspects
English language Slang Social aspects
Invective Psychological aspects
Race relations Psychological aspects
Racism in language
United States
Genre: History.

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