Governing Hate and Race in the United States and South Africa

Governing Hate and Race in the United States and South Africa

by Patrick Lynn Rivers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791475611

ISBN-13: 9780791475614

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In this book, Patrick Lynn Rivers asserts that states govern racist hate by governing racial constructs. Rivers maintains that state practices used to govern hate and race in both the United States and South Africa do not make citizens safer, even as the United States markets itself as a "melting pot" of cultures and South Africa touts its status as the new…  See more details below

Overview

In this book, Patrick Lynn Rivers asserts that states govern racist hate by governing racial constructs. Rivers maintains that state practices used to govern hate and race in both the United States and South Africa do not make citizens safer, even as the United States markets itself as a "melting pot" of cultures and South Africa touts its status as the new multicultural "city on a hill." In effect, the regulatory practices of the neoliberal state aid in the redirection of responsibility for the eradication of racist hate away from the nation and toward the hated, leaving unaddressed the systemic causes of hate. In line with emerging scholarship on hate, but also taking advantage of the perspective that comparative analysis makes possible, Rivers advocates a particular brand of progressive activism for a socially engaged state and citizenry where race is central and racism is not anomalous.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791475614
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 States of Racial Mind 1

Ch. 2 Is Racism Burning? 15

Ch. 3 Tortious Race, Race Torts 35

Ch. 4 After 9/11 57

Ch. 5 Complicating Identity, Naturalizing Equality 73

Ch. 6 Can Racism Burn? 97

Notes 127

Bibliography 155

Index 173

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