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Even today, as revealed by the 1998 dragging death of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas, and the national soul-searching it precipitated, lynching continues to pervade America's collective memory. Markovitz concludes with an analysis of debates about a recent exhibition of photographs of lynchings, suggesting again how lynching as metaphor remains always in the background of our national discussions of race and racial relations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816639946
ISBN-10: 0816639949
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 149mm x 19mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jonathan Markovitz

Jonathan Markovitz is a lecturer in sociology at the University of California, San Diego.

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