Critical Race Theory: An Introduction

Critical Race Theory: An Introduction Review

For well over a decade, critical race theory--the school of thought that holds that race lies at the very nexus of American life--has roiled the legal academy. In recent years, however, the fundamental principles of the movement have influenced other academic disciplines, from sociology and politics to ethnic studies and history.

And yet, while the critical race theory movement has spawned dozens of conferences and numerous books, no concise, accessible volume outlines its basic parameters and tenets. Here, then, from two of the founders of the movement, is the first primer on one of the most influential intellectual movements in American law and politics.

Title:Critical Race Theory: An Introduction
Edition Language:English

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  • The book is written with a legal audience in mind, geared towards filling a gap in legal education by providing background and examples of how critical race theory (CRT) came to be and what it has acc...

  • “Critical Race Theory” is basically a handbook of useful terms and concepts that does not make arguments so much as it outlines the contours of Critical Race Theory (“CRT”) orthodoxy for the b...

  • This could be a fairly quick read in the sense that it is just over 100 pages; however, it requires the reader (particularly the white reader) to stop and reflect on the meaning of the text, and its i...

  • A very accessible introduction....

  • CRT is the dominant model for understanding issue of race and power and in this brief book the authors, but CRT experts, give a readable overview. They include the major themes, and some of the critic...

  • Very straightforward and unapologetic. Many topics and theses within CRT are difficult to accept at first glance, but they aren't made easier to accept by dissembling or circumlocution. The authors ar...

  • This book was banned in Arizona. ...

  • An Internet acquaintance posted a link to an online course on Critical Race Theory offered by Adrienne Keene at Brown University, and while I'm not in a position to formally enroll in, or even audit, ...

  • A quick and clear read, Critical Race Theory is a good introduction to anyone who is interested in exploring CRT and needs a starting point. I have no legal background, but I still found this book to ...

  • Although an introduction to CRT, it was extremely elementary and slightly outdated. But it's exceptionally accessible and a good read for those who are just getting into critical studies and theories....