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Representing Black Male Innocence, Joan W. Howarth Jan 1997

Representing Black Male Innocence, Joan W. Howarth

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This Article is a case study of a California capital case. Drawing on cultural studies, the first part develops the social construction of Black male gang member, especially as that identity is understood within white imaginations. The powerful and frightening idea of a Black man who is a gang member, even gang leader, captured the imagination and moral passion of the decisionmakers in this case, recasting and reframing the evidence in furtherance of this idea. In fundamental ways, this idea or imposed identity is fundamentally inconsistent with any American concept of innocence.

The second part uses the case to investigate ...


Suppressing Memory, Lynne Henderson Jan 1997

Suppressing Memory, Lynne Henderson

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Without Narrative: Child Sexual Abuse, Lynne Henderson Jan 1997

Without Narrative: Child Sexual Abuse, Lynne Henderson

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