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Yoshino, Kenji

Works: 12 works in 27 publications in 3 languages and 1,988 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: KF373.A3, 342.73085
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Kenji Yoshino
Most widely held works by Kenji Yoshino
A thousand times more fair : what Shakespeare's plays teach us about justice by Kenji Yoshino( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the roles of justice and law in the lives of modern-day people through the lens of Shakespeare's plays
Speak now : marriage equality on trial by Kenji Yoshino( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the trial that will stand as the most potent argument for marriage equality In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 8, rescinding the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state. Advocates for marriage equality were outraged. Still, major gay-rights groups opposed a federal challenge to the law, warning that it would be dangerously premature. A loss could set the movement back for decades. A small group of activists, however, refused to wait. They turned to corporate lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies--best known for arguing opposite sides of Bush v. Gore--who filed a groundbreaking federal suit against the law. A distinguished constitutional law scholar, Kenji Yoshino was also a newly married gay man who at first felt ambivalent about the suit. Nonetheless, he recognized that Chief Judge Vaughn Walker's decision to hold a trial in the case was momentous. Boies and Olson rose to the occasion, deftly deploying arguments that LGBT advocates had honed through years of litigation and debate. Reading the 3,000-page transcript, Yoshino discovered a shining civil rights document--the most rigorous and compelling exploration he had seen of the nature of marriage, the political status of gays and lesbians, the ideal circumstances for raising children, and the inability of direct democracy to protect fundamental rights. After that tense twelve-day trial, Walker issued a resounding and historic ruling: California's exclusion of same-sex couples from civil marriage violated the U.S. Constitution. In June 2013, the United States Supreme Court denied the final appeal in Hollingsworth v. Perry, leaving same-sex couples in California free to marry. Drawing on interviews with lawyers and witnesses on both sides of the case, Yoshino takes us deep inside the trial. He brings the legal arguments to life, not only through his account of the case, but also by sharing his own story of finding love, marrying, and having children. Vivid, compassionate, and beautifully written, Speak Now is both a nuanced and authoritative account of a landmark trial, and a testament to how the clash of proofs in our judicial process can force debates to the ultimate level of clarity"--
Covering : the hidden assault on our civil rights by Kenji Yoshino( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A legal scholar presents a memoir that documents his experiences and calls for a return to an authenticity which recognizes that the suppression of personal identity causes harm to all society
Six poems by Kenji Yoshino( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shokunin no sekai ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What's past is prologue : precedent in literature and law by Kenji Yoshino( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Muttsu no kokkyō o koete : shiruku rōdo hito to kaze to by Kenji Yoshino( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Little Americans" by Kenji Yoshino( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A severance weird and natural by Kenji Yoshino( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Covering : the hidden assault on American civil rights by Kenji Yoshino( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In this remarkable and elegant work, acclaimed Yale Law School professor Kenji Yoshino fuses legal manifesto and poetic memoir to call for a redefinition of civil rights in our law and culture. Everyone covers. To cover is to downplay a disfavored trait so as to blend into the mainstream. Because all of us possess stigmatized attributes, we all encounter pressure to cover in our daily lives. Given its pervasiveness, we may experience this pressure to be a simple fact of social life. Against conventional understanding, Kenji Yoshino argues that the demand to cover can pose a hidden threat to our civil rights. Though we have come to some consensus against penalizing people for differences based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and disability, we still routinely deny equal treatment to people who refuse to downplay differences along these lines. Racial minorities are pressed to "act white" by changing their names, languages, or cultural practices. Women are told to "play like men" at work. Gays are asked not to engage in public displays of same-sex affection. The devout are instructed to minimize expressions of faith, and individuals with disabilities are urged to conceal the paraphernalia that permit them to function. In a wide-ranging analysis, Yoshino demonstrates that American civil rights law has generally ignored the threat posed by these covering demands. With passion and rigor, he shows that the work of civil rights will not be complete until it attends to the harms of coerced conformity. At the same time, Yoshino is responsive to the American exasperation with identity politics, which often seems like an endless parade of groups asking for state and social solicitude. He observes that the ubiquity of the covering demand provides an opportunity to lift civil rights into a higher, more universal register. Since we all experience the covering demand, we can all make common cause around a new civil rights paradigm based on our desire for authenticity'a desire that brings us together rather than driving us apart. Yoshino's argument draws deeply on his personal experiences as a gay Asian American. He follows the Romantics in his belief that if a human life is described with enough particularity, the universal will speak through it. The result is a work that combines one of the most moving memoirs written in years with a landmark manifesto on the civil rights of the future
Lo pasado es prólogo : el precedente en la literatura y en el derecho by Kenji Yoshino( )
in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Return of Shakespeare's reviled tragedy Titus Andronicus and the rule of law by Kenji Yoshino( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Professor Yoshimo brings a keen humanistic perspective to his teaching and writing. His Cleveland-Marshall lecture drew upon his current research project: a book on Shakespeare and the law
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English (24)
Japanese (2)
Spanish (1)