Race and Racism in Continental Philosophy

Race and Racism in Continental Philosophy

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The 15 original essays in Race and Racism in Continental Philosophy explore the resources that continental philosophy brings to debates about contemporary race theory and investigate the racism of some of Europe's most important thinkers. Attention is devoted to the influence of the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, Jean-Paul Sartre, Richard Wright, and Frantz Fanon. Questions about race in European philosophy-especially in the work of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levi-Strauss, and Arendt-are also considered. This volume provides an indispensable critical introduction to new perspectives on thinking about race and racism.show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 162.1 x 232.7 x 23.9mm | 508.03g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 index
  • 0253215900
  • 9780253215901

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"Recent philosophy of race has belabored two points: that race thinking lacks a real biological reference and that influential thinkers manifest racism. Most of the essays in this collection are refreshingly more interesting... [A] stimulating introduction... Recommended." -Choiceshow more

About Robert Bernasconi

Robert Bernasconi is Moss Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He is author of two books on Heidegger and numerous articles on continental philosophy, political philosophy, and race theory. He is the editor of Race and co-editor (with Tommy Lott) of The Idea of Race. His books with Indiana University Press include Re-reading Levinas and Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings. Sybol Cook is a Provost's Distinguished Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Memphis.show more

Table of contents

Preliminary Table of Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction Robert Bernasconi1. Negroes Alain David2. "One Far Off Divine Event": "Race" and a Future History in Du Bois Kevin Thomas Miles3. Douglass and Du Bois's Der Schwartze Volksgeist Ronald R. Sundstrom4. On the Use and Abuse of Race in Philosophy: Nietzsche, Jews, and Race Jacqueline Scott5. Heidegger and Race Sonia Sikka6. Ethos and Ethnos: An Introduction to Eric Voegelin's Critique of European Racism David J. Levy7. Tropiques and Suzanne Cesaire: The Expanse of Negritude and Surrealism T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting8. Losing Sight of the Real: Recasting Merleau-Ponty in Fanon's critique of Mannoni Nigel Gibson9. Fanon Reading (W)right, the (W)right Reading of Fanon: Race, Modernity, and the Fate of Humanism Lou Turner10. Alienation and Its Double, Or the Secretion of Race Kelly Oliver11. (Anti-Semitic) Subject, Liberal In/Tolerance, Universal Politics: Sartre Re-petitioned Erik Vogt12. Sartre and the Social Construction of Race Donna Marcano13. The Interventions of Culture: Claude Levi-Strauss, Race, and the Critique of Historical Time Kamala Visweswaran14. All Power to the People! Hannah Arendt's Theory of Communicative Action in a Racialized Democracy Joy James15. Beyond Black Orpheus: Preliminary Thoughts on the Good of African Philosophy Jason M. WirthAppendix: L'Homme de Coleur Leopold Sedar SenghorContributorsIndexshow more

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