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The racial contract

Author: Charles W Mills
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that racially structured discrimination is the norm by using social contract theory.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mills, Charles W. (Charles Wade)
Racial contract
(OCoLC)1085905470
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Mills
ISBN: 0801434548 9780801434549 0801484634 9780801484636
OCLC Number: 36909028
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Myers Outstanding Book Award (Gustav.
Description: xii, 171 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Overview. The Racial Contract is political, moral and epistemological ; The Racial Contract is a historical actuality ; The Racial Contract is an exploitation contract --
2. Details. The Racial Contract norms (and races) space ; The Racial Contract norms (and races) the individual ; The Racial Contract underwrites the modern social contract ; The Racial Contract has to be enforced through violence and ideological conditioning --
3. "Naturalized" merits. The Racial Contract historically tracks the actual moral/political consciousness of (most) white moral agents ; The Racial Contract has always been recognized by nonwhites as the real moral/political agreement to be challenged ; The "Racial Contract" as a theory is explanatorily superior to the raceless social contract.
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With a sweeping look at the European expansionism and racism of the last five hundred years, Charles W. Mills demonstrates how this peculiar and unacknowledged "racial contract" has shaped a system  Read more...

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