Birth of a nation'hood : gaze, script, and spectacle in the O.J. Simpson case / edited by Toni Morrison and Claudia Brodsky Lacour ; introduction by Toni Morrison.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1997.
Description: xxviii, 418 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Simpson, O. J., 1947- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Murder) California Los Angeles.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration United States.
Contents: The Official story: dead man golfing / Toni Morrison -- The Greatest story ever sold: marketing and the O.J. Simpson trial / George Lipsitz -- The O.J. Simpson trial: who was improperly 'playing the race card'? / A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Aderson Bellgarde François, and Linda Y. Yueh -- Dismissed or banished? A testament to the reasonableness of the Simpson jury / Nikol G. Alexander and Drucilla Cornell -- Color-blind dreams and racial nightmares: reconfiguring racism in the post-civil rights era / Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw -- Bigger and O.J. / Ishamel Reed -- 'Hertz, don't it?' Becoming colorless and staying black in the crossover of O.J. Simpson / Leola Johnson and DAvid Roediger -- If the genes fit, how do you acquit? O.J. and science / Andrew Ross -- American kabuki / Patricia J. Williams -- The Unbearable darkness of being: 'fresh' thoughts on race, sex, and the Simpsons / Ann duCille -- Eye, the jury / Armond White -- The 'Interest' of the Simpson trial: spectacle, national history, and the notion of disinterested judgment / Claudia Brodsky Lacour.