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The Resource The rhetorical invention of diversity : Supreme Court opinions, public argument, and affirmative action, M. Kelly Carr

The rhetorical invention of diversity : Supreme Court opinions, public argument, and affirmative action, M. Kelly Carr

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The rhetorical invention of diversity : Supreme Court opinions, public argument, and affirmative action
Title
The rhetorical invention of diversity
Title remainder
Supreme Court opinions, public argument, and affirmative action
Statement of responsibility
M. Kelly Carr
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite the tepid reception of Regents of the University of California v. Bakke in 1978, the Supreme Court has thrice affirmed its holding: universities can use race as an admissions factor to achieve the goal of a diverse student body. This book examines the process of rhetorical invention followed by Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr., his colleagues, and other interlocutors as they sifted through arguments surrounding affirmative action policies to settle on diversity as affirmative action's best constitutional justification. Here M. Kelly Carr explores the goals, constraints, and argumentative tools of the various parties as they utilized the linguistic resources available to them, including arguments about race, merit, and the role of the public university in civic life. Using public address texts, legal briefs, memoranda, and draft opinions, Carr looks at how public arguments informed the amicus briefs, chambers memos, and legal principles before concluding that Powell's pragmatic decision making fused the principle of individualism with an appreciation of multiculturalism to accommodate his colleagues' differing opinions. She argues that Bakke is thus a legal and rhetorical milestone that helped to shift the justificatory grounds of race-conscious policy away from a recognition of historical discrimination and its call for reparative equality, and toward an appreciation of racial diversity." -- Publisher's website
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DLC
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Carr, M. Kelly
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rhetoric and public affairs series
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Law
  • Rhetoric
  • Judicial opinions
  • Judicial process
  • Judicial opinions
  • Judicial process
  • Law
  • Rhetoric
  • United States
Label
The rhetorical invention of diversity : Supreme Court opinions, public argument, and affirmative action, M. Kelly Carr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Collaborative rhetorical invention in Supreme Court opinions -- Amicus briefs as argumentative scene in Bakke -- The intrachambers inventional process and the pragmatic roots of diversity -- Prudential Supreme Court opinion writing - Conclusion: The rhetorical Supreme Court and the legacy of diversity
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781611862843
Lccn
2017025951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)988900596
Label
The rhetorical invention of diversity : Supreme Court opinions, public argument, and affirmative action, M. Kelly Carr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Collaborative rhetorical invention in Supreme Court opinions -- Amicus briefs as argumentative scene in Bakke -- The intrachambers inventional process and the pragmatic roots of diversity -- Prudential Supreme Court opinion writing - Conclusion: The rhetorical Supreme Court and the legacy of diversity
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781611862843
Lccn
2017025951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)988900596

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