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The Racial Contract

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ISBN13:

9780801484636

ISBN10:
0801484634
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Cornell Univ Pr

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Summary

A winner of the Myers Outstanding Book Award given by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Charles W. Mills is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is author of Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race, also from Cornell.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(8)
Overview
9(32)
The Racial Contract is political, moral and epistemological
9(10)
The Racial Contract is a historical actuality
19(12)
The Racial Contract is an exploitation contract
31(10)
Details
41(50)
The Racial Contract norms (and races) space
41(12)
The Racial Contract norms (and races) the individual
53(9)
The Racial Contract underwrites the modern social contract
62(19)
The Racial Contract has to be enforced through violence and ideological conditioning
81(10)
``Naturalized'' Merits
91(44)
The Racial Contract historically tracks the actual moral/political consciousness of (most) white moral agents
91(18)
The Racial Contract has always been recognized by nonwhites as the real moral/political agreement to be challenged
109(11)
The ``Racial Contract'' as a theory is explanatorily superior to the raceless social contract
120(15)
Notes 135(28)
Index 163


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