White by Law by Ian Haney Lopez
Look inside with Google Book Preview
White by Law
By Ian Haney Lopez

White by Law

The Legal Construction of Race 10th Anniversary edition

By (author) See other recent books by Ian Haney Lopez
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $44.95
Your Price: $40.46 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.49! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.02 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days

White by Law by Ian Haney Lopez

Book Description

White by Law was published in 1996 to immense critical acclaim, and established Ian Haney Lopez as one of the most exciting and talented young minds in the legal academy. The first book to fully explore the social and specifically legal construction of race, White by Law inspired a generation of critical race theorists and others interested in the intersection of race and law in American society. Today, it is used and cited widely by not only legal scholars but many others interested in race, ethnicity, culture, politics, gender, and similar socially fabricated facets of American society. In the first edition of White by Law, Haney López traced the reasoning employed by the courts in their efforts to justify the whiteness of some and the non-whiteness of others, and revealed the criteria that were used, often arbitrarily, to determine whiteness, and thus citizenship: skin color, facial features, national origin, language, culture, ancestry, scientific opinion, and, most importantly, popular opinion. Ten years later, Haney Lopez revisits the legal construction of race, and argues that current race law has spawned a troubling racial ideology that perpetuates inequality under a new guise: colorblind white dominance. In a new, original essay written specifically for the 10th anniversary edition, he explores this racial paradigm and explains how it contributes to a system of white racial privilege socially and legally defended by restrictive definitions of what counts as race and as racism, and what doesn't, in the eyes of the law. The book also includes a new preface, in which Haney Lopez considers how his own personal experiences with white racial privilege helped engender White by Law.

Buy White by Law book by Ian Haney Lopez from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780814736944
ISBN-10: 0814736947
Format: Paperback
(5830mm x 3895mm x 18mm)
Pages: 263
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Ian Haney Lopez

After the War on Crime by Ian Haney Lopez After the War on Crime, Paperback (July 2008)

Sparks a fresh conversation about the war on crime and its consequences

» View all books by Ian Haney Lopez


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about White by Law book by Ian Haney Lopez and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Ian Haney Lopez

Ian Haney Lopez is Professor of Law at Boalt Hall and author of White by Law (NYU Press) and Racism on Trial.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Ian Haney Lopez close
After the War on Crime by Ian Haney Lopez
BoomerangBooks.com.au close