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Stefancic, Jean

Works: 36 works in 206 publications in 1 language and 12,957 library holdings
Genres: Casebooks (Law)  Trials, litigation, etc  Popular works  History  Abstracts  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: KF4755, 342.730873
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Most widely held works by Jean Stefancic
Critical race theory : an introduction by Richard Delgado( )

48 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 4,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For well over a decade, critical race theory--the school of thought that holds that race lies at the very nexus of American life--has roiled the legal academy. This text is a primer on critical race theory outlining its basic parameters and tenets
Must we defend Nazis? : hate speech, pornography, and the new First Amendment by Richard Delgado( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech in any sort of meaningful sense requires equal dignity, equal access, and equal respect on the parts of all of the speakers in a dialogue; free speech, in other words, presupposes equality. The authors argue for a system of free speech that takes into account nuance, context-sensitivity, and competing values such as human dignity and equal protection of the law
Critical white studies : looking behind the mirror by Richard Delgado( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sweeping portrait of the emerging of whiteness studies, Critical White Studies presents, for the first time, the best work from sociology, law, history, cultural studies, and literature. Delgado and Stefancic expressly offer critical white studies as the next step in critical race theory. In focusing on whiteness, not only do they ask nonwhites to look more closely at what it means for others to be white; they invite whites to examine themselves more searchingly and to "look behind the mirror.""--BOOK JACKET
Critical race theory : the cutting edge by Richard Delgado( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's have created a reader for the twenty-first century, one that shakes up the legal academy, questions comfortable liberal premises, and leads the search for new ways of thinking about our nation's most intractable, and insoluble, problem: race
The Latino/a condition : a critical reader by Richard Delgado( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All too often, groups who do not effectively define themselves find that others assume the power to explain them. Until recently, this has certainly been the case with American Latinos/as, as evidenced by demeaning media stereotypes and the group's near-invisibility in U.S. history texts. Indeed, as the demise of the Soviet empire shifted America's national anxieties to domestic irritants, images of Latinos/as changed for the worse. Immigration reform acts in 1965 and 1986 brought millions of new immigrants from Latin American countries. By the end of the 1980s, their presence had become vexing to many. English-only movements sprang up. Bilingual education came under attack. Movements to close the border gained momentum. Now, Latinos/as are speaking back. The Latino Condition brings together some of these new voices, and some of the pioneers, in law, sociology, history, politics, and literature." viewed Dec. 31, 2020
Understanding words that wound by Richard Delgado( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume succinctly explores a host of issues presented by hate speech, including legal theories for regulating it, the harms it causes, and policy arguments, pro and con, suppressing it. Chapters analyze hate speech on campus, hate speech against whites, the history of hate speech in America, and the careers of particular words as "nigger," "spick," "wop," and "kike." Particular attention is devoted to hate on the Internet, talk radio, and to the role of white supremacist groups in disseminating it."--Jacket
How lawyers lose their way : a profession fails its creative minds by Jean Stefancic( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this penetrating book, Jean Stefancic and Richard Delgado use historical investigation and critical analysis to diagnose the cause of the pervasive unhappiness among practicing lawyers. Most previous writers have blamed the high rate of burnout, depression, divorce, and drug and alcohol dependency among these highly paid professionals on the narrow specialization, long hours, and intense pressures of modern legal practice. Stefancic and Delgado argue that these professional demands are only symptoms of a deeper problem: the way lawyers are taught to think and reason. They show how legal education and practice have been rendered arid and dull by formalism, a way of thinking that values precedent and doctrine above all, exalting consistency over ambiguity, rationality over emotion, and rules over social context and narrative.Stefancic and Delgado dramatize the plight of modern lawyers by exploring the unlikely friendship between Archibald MacLeish, who gave up a successful but unsatisfying law career to pursue his literary yearnings, and Ezra Pound. Reading the forty-year correspondence between MacLeish and Pound, Stefancic and Delgado draw lessons about the difficulties of attorneys trapped in worlds that give them power, prestige, and affluence but not personal satisfaction, much less creative fulfillment. Long after Pound had embraced fascism, descended into lunacy, and been institutionalized, MacLeish took up his old mentor's cause, turning his own lack of fulfillment with the law into a meaningful crusade and ultimately securing Pound's release from St. Elizabeths Hospital. Drawing on MacLeish's story, Stefancic and Delgado contend that literature, public interest work, and critical legal theory offer tools to contemporary attorneys for finding meaning and overcoming professional dissatisfaction
No mercy : how conservative think tanks and foundations changed America's social agenda by Jean Stefancic( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Stefancic and Richard Delgado provide an incisive analysis of the Right's rise to power. The authors show that, since the sixties, the Left has had little to do with setting the country's agenda and that conservative think tanks and foundations have been systematically abetting a conservative revolution by funding a variety of issue-oriented studies and programs. The authors focus on seven areas in which this battle has been waged and won by the powerful conservative coalition: English Only; Proposition 187 and immigration reform; IQ, race, and eugenics; affirmative action; welfare; tort reform; and campus multi-culturalism. How has the Right managed to gain the advantage in these traditionally liberal campaigns? How can this be stopped? During this research, the authors found themselves in partial admiration of the dedication, economy of effort, and sheer ingenuity of the conservative forces. But Stefancic and Delgado seek to inform the American public about how the juggernaut operates - not to celebrate but to combat it. They challenge the Left to adopt the same sort of strategic focus and issue orientation as the Right to bring this country back to the center - before it's too late
Must we defend Nazis? : why the First Amendment should not protect hate speech and White supremacy by Richard Delgado( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swirling in the midst of the resurgence of neo-Nazi demonstrations, hate speech, and acts of domestic terrorism are uncomfortable questions about the limits of free speech. The United States stands apart from many other countries in that citizens have the power to say virtually anything without legal repercussions. But, in the case of white supremacy, does the First Amendment demand that we defend Nazis? In Must We Defend Nazis?, legal experts Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic argue that it should not. Updated to consider the white supremacy demonstrations and counter-protests in Charlottesville and debates about hate speech on campus and on the internet, the book offers a concise argument against total, unchecked freedom of speech. Delgado and Stefancic instead call for a system of free speech that takes into account the harms that hate speech can inflict upon disempowered, marginalized people. They examine the prevailing arguments against regulating speech, and show that they all have answers. They also show how limiting free speech would work in a legal framework and offer suggestions for activist lawyers and judges interested in approaching the hate speech controversy intelligently. As citizens are confronting free speech in contention with equal dignity, access, and respect, Must We Defend Nazis? puts aside clichés that clutter First Amendment thinking, and presents a nuanced position that recognizes the needs of our increasingly diverse society."--Publisher's website
Failed revolutions : social reform and the limits of legal imagination by Richard Delgado( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the crucial discipline of the law, Failed Revolutions casts light on the many forces working against meaningful social change. Through the construction of authority, the marginalization of dissenting views, and institutions designed to replicate established opinion, the legal profession systematically blocks not just the possibility of change but even our ability to imagine it."--BOOK JACKET. "Failed Revolutions will be of particular interest for lawyers and legal scholars, but its wide implications make it valuable reading for any citizen concerned with the possibility of social reform."--BOOK JACKET
The Derrick Bell reader by Derrick Bell( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law unbound! A Richard Delgado reader by Richard Delgado( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collects the best of Delgado's work. We have identified his most foundational and easily accessible essays and grouped them under eight broad themes. We have edited them to eliminate overlapping material and most footnotes. The reader seeking an unabridged version should consult the acknowledgments, which identifies where they may be found"--Introduction, page x
Jurisprudence : classical and contemporary : from natural law to postmodernism by Robert L Hayman( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2021 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and races : cases and resources for a diverse America by Juan F Perea( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This casebook presents interdisciplinary, critical perspectives on race and racism and covers the roles of law and history in shaping the meanings of race in the United States. Updates the second edition with new material on: President Obama's election and "post-racialism"; important studies of implicit bias; the Voting Rights Act and allegedly race-neutral restrictions on voting; recurring violence against and harassment of Latino immigrants; book-banning in Arizona; and demographic changes and their implications. Includes new cases such as Shelby County v. Holder and Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, current statistics, and updated references. Features rich historical treatment of major racialized groups in the United States: African Americans, Indians, Latinos/Latinas, Asian Americans, and Whites. Contains chapters on differing implications of enslavement, conquest, colonization, and immigration, as well as on equality, education, freedom of expression, family and sexuality, stereotyping, and crime--Provided by publisher
Latinos and the law : cases and materials by Richard Delgado( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical Race Theory (Third Edition) : An Introduction by Richard Delgado( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated to include the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and moreSince the publication of the first edition of Critical Race Theory in 2001, the United States has lived through two economic downturns, an outbreak of terrorism, and the onset of an epidemic of hate directed against immigrants, especially undocumented Latinos and Middle Eastern people. On a more hopeful note, the country elected and re-elected its first black president and has witnessed the impressive advance of gay rights. As a field, critical race theory has taken note of all these developments, and this primer does so as well. It not only covers a range of emerging new topics and events, it also addresses the rise of a fierce wave of criticism from right-wing websites, think tanks, and foundations, some of which insist that America is now colorblind and has little use for racial analysis and study. Critical Race Theory is essential for understanding developments in this burgeoning field, which has spread to other disciplines and countries. The new edition also covers the ways in which other societies and disciplines adapt its teachings and, for readers wanting to advance a progressive race agenda, includes new questions for discussion, aimed at outlining practical steps to achieve this objective
Home-grown racism : Colorado's historic embrace, and denial, of equal opportunity in higher education by Richard Delgado( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday law for children by David J Herring( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposium on trends in legal citations and scholarship( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No mercy : how conservative think tanks and foundations have changed America's social agenda by Jean Stefancic( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Must we defend Nazis? : hate speech, pornography, and the new First Amendment
Must we defend Nazis? : hate speech, pornography, and the new First AmendmentCritical white studies : looking behind the mirrorCritical race theory : the cutting edgeThe Latino/a condition : a critical readerUnderstanding words that woundHow lawyers lose their way : a profession fails its creative mindsNo mercy : how conservative think tanks and foundations changed America's social agendaThe Derrick Bell reader
Alternative Names
Stefancic, Jean A. 1940-

Stefancic, Jean Ann.

Stefancic, Jean Ann 1940-

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