Toward a Political Philosophy of Race

ISBN-10: 0791493989

ISBN-13: 9780791493984

Edition: 2009

Authors: Falguni A. Sheth

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 3/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction: If You Don't Do Theory, Theory Will Do You
The Technology of Race and the Logics of Exclusion: The Unruly, Naturalization, and Violence
First Dimension: Taming the Unruly
Second Dimension: Naturalizing the Unruly
Race as a Tool for Sovereign Power: Dividing Populations
Enframing Race: Vulnerability and Violence
The Violence of Law: Sovereign Power, Vulnerable Populations, and Race
Law, Violence, and Undecidability
Sovereign Power
Unruly and Vulnerable Populations
The Racialization of a Population
The Unruly and the Vulnerable Manifested as Categories of Law: Immigrants, Aliens, Enemies
The Unruly: Strangeness, Madness, and Race
Huntington and Rawls: Islam, Madness, and the Menace to Liberalism
Difference, Madness, and Race
Liberal Hegemony and Heterogeneous Populations
The Newest Unruly Threat: Muslim Men and Women
The Racializing and Outcasting of Muslims in the United States
Culture, Heterogeneity, and the Foreigner: Unruly Women
Producing Race: Naturalizing the Exception Through the Rule of Law
Exceptions and the Rule of Law
Constitutional Rights: Political? Human?
Border-Populations: Boundary, Memory, and Moral Conscience
The Third Term: Pariah Populations as a Border-Guard
Pariahs, Border-Populations, and Moral Gauges: The Example of Black Americans
Furthering State Interests: Dividing Populations Against Each Other
Concealing and Unconcealing: Multiple Border-Guards and Outsiders
Technologies of Race and the Racialization of Immigrants: The Case of Early Twentieth-Century Asian Indians in North America
The Great "Hindu" Migration
Political Resistance or Insurgency?
Conclusion: Toward a Political Philosophy of Race
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