The Resource Racial purity and dangerous bodies : moral pollution, black lives, and the struggle for justice, Rima Vesely-Flad

Racial purity and dangerous bodies : moral pollution, black lives, and the struggle for justice, Rima Vesely-Flad

Label
Racial purity and dangerous bodies : moral pollution, black lives, and the struggle for justice
Title
Racial purity and dangerous bodies
Title remainder
moral pollution, black lives, and the struggle for justice
Statement of responsibility
Rima Vesely-Flad
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the center of contemporary struggles over aggressive policing practices is an assumed association in U.S. culture of blackness with criminality. Rima L. Vesely-Flad examines the religious and philosophical constructs of the black body in U.S. society, examining racialized ideas about purity and pollution as they have developed historically and as they are institutionalized today in racially disproportionate policing and mass incarceration. These systems keep threatening populations in a constant state of harassment and tension so that they are unable to "pollute" the morals of mainstream so
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
364.256
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6197.U6
LC item number
V47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Racial purity and dangerous bodies : moral pollution, black lives, and the struggle for justice, Rima Vesely-Flad
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-220) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- part I. Race and moral pollution -- 1. A socio-historical review of race and morality -- 2. Constructions of character and criminality in nineteenth-century US penal systems -- 3. Institutionalizing pollution boundaries : policing, imprisonment, and reentry -- part II. Racial justice movements -- 4. Policing dark bodies in polluted spaces : stop and frisk in New York City, 1993-2013 -- 5. Confronting pollution : protest as the performance of purity in the Black Lives Matter movement -- 6. Seeing Jesus in Michael Brown : new theological : constructions of blackness -- 7. Conclusion : reconstructing the image of the polluted black body
Control code
ocn994987636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlv, 225 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781506420509
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kgkdnr
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37106405
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994987636
  • jstor1506420508

Library Locations

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