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The racial contract

Author: Charles Wade Mills
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 1997.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Wade Mills
ISBN: 0801484634 9780801484636 0801434548 9780801434549
OCLC Number: 925023087
Notes: 1. paperback pr. 1999.
Awards: Winner of Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award (United States).
Winner of Benjamin E. Lippincott Award (United States).
Description: 171 s
Contents: Introduction1. OverviewThe Racial Contract is political, moral, and epistemologicalThe Racial Contract is a historical actualityThe Racial Contract is an exploitation contract2. DetailsThe Racial Contract norms (and races) spaceThe Racial Contract norms (and races) the individualThe Racial Contract underwrites the modern social contractThe Racial Contract has to be enforced through violence and ideological conditioning3. "Naturalized" MeritsThe Racial Contract historically tracks the actual moral/political consciousness of (most) white moral agentsThe Racial Contract has always been recognized by nonwhites as the real moral/political agreement to be challengedThe "Racial Contract" as a theory is explanatorily superior to the raceless social contractNotesIndex
Responsibility: Charles W. Mills.


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