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Race and the Politics of the Exception.

Author: Utz McKnight
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge series on identity politics.
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The traditional assumption today about race is that it is not political; that it has no political content and is a matter of individual beliefs and attitudes. In Race and the Politics of the Exception, Utz McKnight argues that race is in fact political and defines how it functions as a politics in the United States. McKnight organizes his book into three sections, beginning with a theoretical section about racial  Read more...
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McKnight, Utz.
Race and the Politics of the Exception: Equality, Sovereignty, and American Democracy.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Utz McKnight
ISBN: 9781134069798 1134069790
OCLC Number: 852758603
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages).
Contents: Cover; Race and the Politics of the Exception; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I Defining Exceptions to Equality; 1 The Racist and the Elite; 2 The New Normal; Part II Defining Racial Sovereignty; 3 The Experience of Race; 4 Race and Community; 5 History and Politics; Part III Black Politics; 6 Slavery and Its Aftermath; 7 Jim Crow; 8 Integration; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge series on identity politics.

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The traditional assumption today about race is that it is not political; that it has no political content and is a matter of individual beliefs and attitudes. In Race and the Politics of the Exception, Utz McKnight argues that race is in fact political and defines how it functions as a politics in the United States. McKnight organizes his book into three sections, beginning with a theoretical section about racial politics in the United States. Using theorists such as Benjamin, Agamben, and Schmitt, McKnight discusses how the idea of racial communities went from being co.

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"If the election of Barack Obama signaled that Americans had embraced the idea of racial equality, it disguised the continuing hold of white sovereignty and subjection of black communities. Utz Read more...

 
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