Toward a Political Philosophy of Race (Google eBook)

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SUNY Press - Philosophy - 270 pages
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Timely, controversial, and incisive, Toward a Political Philosophy of Race looks uncompromisingly at how a liberal society enables racism and other forms of discrimination. Drawing on the examples of the internment of U.S. citizens and residents of Japanese descent, of Muslim men and women in the contemporary United States, and of Asian Indians at the turn of the twentieth century, Falguni A. Sheth argues that racial discrimination and divisions are not accidents in the history of liberal societies. Race, she contends, is a process embedded in a range of legal technologies that produce racialized populations who are divided against other groups. Moving past discussions of racial and social justice as abstract concepts, she reveals the playing out of race, racialization of groups, and legal frameworks within concrete historical frameworks.
  

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Contents

If You Dont Do TheoryTheory Will Do You
1
The Unruly Naturalization and Violence
21
2 The Violence of Law Sovereign Power Vulnerable Populations and Race
41
Strangeness Madness and Race
65
Muslim Men and Women
87
Naturalizing the Exception through the Rule of Law
111
6 BorderPopulations Boundary Memory and Moral Conscience
129
7 Technologies of Race and theRacialization of ImmigrantsThe Case of Early TwentiethCentury Asian Indians in North America
147
Toward a Political Philosophy of Race
167
NOTES
179
WORKS CITED
229
INDEX
249
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Falguni A. Sheth is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Political Theory at Hampshire College and the coeditor (with David Colander and Robert E. Prasch) of Race, Liberalism, and Economics.

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