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  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 29 May 2014
  • ISBN : 9780801471353
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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The Racial Contract puts classic Western social contract theory, deadpan, to extraordinary radical use. 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 "contract" has shaped a system of global European domination: how it brings into existence "whites" and "non-whites," full persons and sub-persons, how it influences white moral theory and moral psychology; and how this system is imposed on non-whites through ideological conditioning and violence. The Racial Contract argues that the society we live in is a continuing white supremacist state. Holding up a mirror to mainstream philosophy, this provocative book explains the evolving outline of the racial contract from the time of the New World conquest and subsequent colonialism to the written slavery contract, to the "separate but equal" system of segregation in the twentieth-century United States. According to Mills, the contract has provided the theoretical architecture justifying an entire history of European atrocity against non-whites, from David Hume's and Immanuel Kant's claims that blacks had inferior cognitive power, to the Holocaust, to the kind of imperialism in Asia that was demonstrated by the Vietnam War. Mills suggests that the ghettoization of philosophical work on race is no accident. This work challenges the assumption that mainstream theory is itself raceless. Just as feminist theory has revealed orthodox political philosophy's invisible white male bias, Mills's explication of the racial contract exposes its racial underpinnings.

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The Racial Contract

The Racial Contract
  • Author : Charles W. Mills
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-29
  • ISBN : 9780801471353
GET THIS BOOKThe Racial Contract

The Racial Contract puts classic Western social contract theory, deadpan, to extraordinary radical use. 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 "contract" has shaped a system of global European domination: how it brings into existence "whites" and "non-whites," full persons and sub-persons, how it influences white moral theory and moral psychology; and how this system is imposed on non-whites through ideological conditioning

The Contract and Domination

The Contract and Domination
  • Author : Carole Pateman,Charles Mills
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • ISBN : 9780745636214
GET THIS BOOKThe Contract and Domination

Contract and Domination offers a bold challenge to contemporary contract theory, arguing that it should either be fundamentally rethought or abandoned altogether. Since the publication of John Rawls's A Theory of Justice, contract theory has once again become central to the Western political tradition. But gender justice is neglected and racial justice almost completely ignored. Carole Pateman and Charles Mills's earlier books, The Sexual Contract (1988) and The Racial Contract (1997), offered devastating critiques of gender and racial domination and the contemporary

The American Untouchables: America & the Racial Contract

The American Untouchables: America & the Racial Contract
  • Author : Andre Smith
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781622736263
GET THIS BOOKThe American Untouchables: America & the Racial Contract

The issue of race is often a scab Americans choose to ignore. However social science has a responsibility and an obligation to examine not simply the amenable subjects but also the controversial. This work, in a word, is controversial. Thomas Franks (2004) argued that cultural differences led white Kansans to abandon the Democratic Party for the Republican Party during the 1980s. He specifically argued that abortion was the unifying issue in this ideological migration. Simultaneously, future President Ronald Reagan opened his

Hitler's Black Victims

Hitler's Black Victims
  • Author : Clarence Lusane
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-11-23
  • ISBN : 9781135955243
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Drawing on interviews with the black survivors of Nazi concentration camps and archival research in North America, Europe, and Africa, this book documents and analyzes the meaning of Nazism's racial policies towards people of African descent, specifically those born in Germany, England, France, the United States, and Africa, and the impact of that legacy on contemporary race relations in Germany, and more generally, in Europe. The book also specifically addresses the concerns of those surviving Afro-Germans who were victims of

Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance

Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance
  • Author : Shannon Sullivan,Nancy Tuana
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780791480038
GET THIS BOOKRace and Epistemologies of Ignorance

Offering a wide variety of philosophical approaches to the neglected philosophical problem of ignorance, this groundbreaking collection builds on Charles Mills's claim that racism involves an inverted epistemology, an epistemology of ignorance. Contributors, explore how different forms of ignorance linked to race are produced and sustained and what role they play in promoting racism and white privilege. They argue that the ignorance that underpins racism is not a simple gap in knowledge, the accidental result of an epistemological oversight. In

Charles W. Mills' "racial Contract" Theory and Resistance to Systemic Racism

Charles W. Mills'
  • Author : Becky Kathleen Neher
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • ISBN : OCLC:1037949358
GET THIS BOOKCharles W. Mills' "racial Contract" Theory and Resistance to Systemic Racism

This dissertation shows that Charles W. Mills' theory of the "Racial Contract" provides a conceptual foundation for resisting systemic racism. Several objections to the usefulness of Mills' theory are considered and ultimately rejected. My arguments demonstrate how Mills' theory elucidates connections between actions at the local/personal level and policies on the socio-structural level, as well as between cognitive and emotional norms and systemic social and institutional practices. Mills' account of racism illustrates how resistance can be effectively directed against

Blackness Visible

Blackness Visible
  • Author : Charles W. Mills
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-18
  • ISBN : 9781501702945
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Charles Mills makes visible in the world of mainstream philosophy some of the crucial issues of the black experience. Ralph Ellison's metaphor of black invisibility has special relevance to philosophy, whose demographic and conceptual "whiteness" has long been a source of wonder and complaint to racial minorities. Mills points out the absence of any philosophical narrative theorizing and detailing race's centrality to the recent history of the West, such as feminists have articulated for gender domination. European expansionism in its

Contemporary Patterns Of Politics, Praxis, And Culture

Contemporary Patterns Of Politics, Praxis, And Culture
  • Author : Georgia Anne Persons
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 1412820340
GET THIS BOOKContemporary Patterns Of Politics, Praxis, And Culture

The National Political Science Review is the official publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. This new volume, Contemporary Patterns of Politics, Praxis, and Culture reflects major research focuses across religion, race, gender, culture, and of course, politics. Themes that engage a community of scholars also engage them in praxis as individual citizens and practitioners in a democratic society, and collectively as member-participants in a changing culture. Two themes, religion and culture are relatively new areas of intellectual

Black Rights/White Wrongs

Black Rights/White Wrongs
  • Author : Charles W. Mills
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-29
  • ISBN : 9780190245429
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Liberalism is the political philosophy of equal persons - yet liberalism has denied equality to those it saw as sub-persons. Liberalism is the creed of fairness - yet liberalism has been complicit with European imperialism and African slavery. Liberalism is the classic ideology of Enlightenment and political transparency - yet liberalism has cast a dark veil over its actual racist past and present. In sum, liberalism's promise of equal rights has historically been denied to blacks and other people of

From Class to Race

From Class to Race
  • Author : Charles Mills
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2003-11-19
  • ISBN : 9780742580886
GET THIS BOOKFrom Class to Race

In From Class to Race, Charles Mills maps the theoretical route that brought him to the innovative conceptual framework outlined in his academic bestseller The Racial Contract (1997). Mills argues for a new critical theory that develops the insights of the black radical political tradition. While challenging conventional interpretations of key Marxist concepts and claims, the author contends that Marxism has been 'white' insofar as it has failed to recognize the centrality of race and white supremacy to the making of

Race and the Foundations of Knowledge

Race and the Foundations of Knowledge
  • Author : Joseph A. Young,Jana Evans Braziel
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780252072567
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How are literary genres racialized? How are definitions of history and historicity predicated on notions of racial difference? How have the arts been constructed on racialized aesthetic foundations, and how have they benefited from institutions of slavery and colonialism? This anthology demonstrates the longstanding, multifarious, and major role that race has played in the formation of knowledge. The authors demonstrate how race theory intersects with other bodies of knowledge by examining discursive records such as travelogues, literature, and historiography; theoretical

Unmasking the Racial Contract

Unmasking the Racial Contract
  • Author : Debbie Bargallie
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-06
  • ISBN : 1925302652
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Growing numbers of Indigenous people in Australia are entering historically white, structurally racist workplaces. This book is a study of one such workplace: the Australian Public Service. Bargallie shows that despite claims of fairness, inclusion, opportunity, respect and racial equality for all, Indigenous employees continue to languish on the lower rungs of the Australian Public Service employment ladder. By showing how racism is normalised in white institutions, Bargallie aims to help us see and understand -- and ultimately challenge --

No Partiality

No Partiality
  • Author : Douglas R. Sharp
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • ISBN : 0830826696
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Douglas Sharp explores the theoretical constructions of race, including its psychological, sociopolitical and socioeconomic dimensions. Finally Sharp carefully weaves a theological model of racial reconciliation for a new humanity.

Rhetoric and "race Traitors"

Rhetoric and
  • Author : Olivia Nicole Gilbert
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • ISBN : OCLC:1102649140
GET THIS BOOKRhetoric and "race Traitors"

This thesis examines political philosopher Charles Mills' The Racial Contract (1997) within the context of the Afro-modern tradition of political thought. By reading The Racial Contract (hereafter TRC) as part of this tradition, I draw attention to aspects of the text that have been overlooked in the scholarly literature, namely the role of rhetoric in accomplishing the goals of the text. Specifically, TRC calls for white people to become "race traitors," meaning those who reject their racial privilege and actively work

Democracy and the Political Unconscious

Democracy and the Political Unconscious
  • Author : Noëlle McAfee
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 0231138806
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"Democracy and the Political Unconscious is rich in theoretical insights, but it is also grounded in the practical problems of those who are trying to process the traumas of oppression, terror, and brutality and create more decent and democratic societies."--Jacket.