Open House by James L Dohr Professor of Law Columbia Law School Patricia J Williams
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Open House
By James L Dohr Professor of Law Columbia Law School Patricia J Williams

Open House

Of Family, Friends, Food, Piano Lessons, and the Search for a Room of My Own


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Open House by James L Dohr Professor of Law Columbia Law School Patricia J Williams

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A warm and seductive meditation on the personal and political from a renowned columnist and "one of the great theorists of race and law" (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.).With her trademark wit and insight, Patricia Williams relates stories from the many facets of her life--as a lawyer, scholar, writer, African-American, descendant of slaves, mother, and single, fifty-something woman--always aware of the ironies inherent in situations where her many identities don't conform to societal expectations. "The Open House" of Williams's imagination takes us on a funny, often provocative, and entertaining journey which includes Oprah, Williams's Aunt Mary who passed as white, her Best White Friend, and tips on how to eat a watermelon without fear of racial judgment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312424596
ISBN-10: 0312424590
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James L Dohr Professor of Law Columbia Law School Patricia J Williams

Patricia J. Williams, a recipient of the MacArthur "genius" award, is a columnist ("Diary of a Mad Lawyer," "The Nation"), and a professor of law at Columbia University. Her previous books are "Seeing a Color-Blind Future, The Alchemy of Race and Rights, " and "The Rooster's Egg." She contributes regularly to "Ms. "and "The Village Voice."""

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