The Struggle for the People's King: How Politics Transforms the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement

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Product Details

Price
$29.95
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
Pages
286
Dimensions
9.2 X 6.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780691246475

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About the Author

Hajar Yazdiha is assistant professor of sociology and a faculty affiliate of the Equity Research Institute at the University of Southern California.

Reviews

"Yazdiha shows how the corrupted memory of the Civil Rights Movement now allows it to be used against itself, inviting broader reflection about the place of collective memory in democratic politics. The book also makes a strong case forteaching history comprehensively and unflinchingly. . . . In the political cautions that story makes, [The] Struggle for the People's King is a book that will be revealing to students and useful to activists."-- "Choice"
"Yazdiha demonstrates how the United States' collective future is at stake in the stories Americans tell themselves to rationalize, legitimize, or justify their political claims. Based on assiduous research with sophisticated mixed theories laid out in a methodological appendix."-- "Library Journal"