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Yoshino, Kenji

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Works: 11 works in 26 publications in 3 languages and 1,972 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Classifications: KF373.A3, 342.73085
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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 2012 in English and held by 754 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
Covering : the hidden assault on our civil rights by Kenji Yoshino ( )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 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
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
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
"Little Americans" by Kenji Yoshino ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
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
A severance weird and natural by Kenji Yoshino ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Alternative Names
吉野兼司
吉野賢二
Languages
English (23)
Japanese (2)
Spanish (1)
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