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Investigating the meaning of race and racism, the eighteen superb essays in this book not only explore the nature of these controversial ideas but also promote an awareness of them. With an introduction examining the themes and conflicting ideas present in the book, and including a previously unpublished piece on the alleged racism of Immanuel Kant, this book stimulates a critical appreciation of the true meaning and far-reaching implications of an understanding of race and racism. As part of the successful Oxford Readings in Philosophy series, it engages readers with a range of ideas that will contribute to a profound insight into these highly provocative topics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198752677
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Series: Oxford Readings in Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Boxill has devoted his professional life to philosophical analysis of policies related to race and racism. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and has previously taught at the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of South Florida. Professor Boxill is also the author of Blacks and Social Justice (Rowman and Littlefield: 1984, 1992).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Race and Philosophic Meaning 43
2 Toward a Critical Theory of "Race" 58
3 White Woman Feminist 1983-1992 83
4 Does Race Matter? 101
5 How Heritability Misleads about Race 114
6 Responses to Race Differences in Crime 145
7 Rights, Human Rights, and Racial Discrimination 180
8 Two Kinds of Discrimination 193
9 'Difference', Cultural Racism and Anti-Racism 238
10 The Heart of Racism 257
11 Bakke's Case: Are Quotas Unfair? 297
12 Racism and Sexism 307
13 Sexism and Racism: Some Conceptual Differences 344
14 Group Autonomy and Narrative Identity: Blacks and Jews 357
15 African Identities 371
16 Social Movements and the Politics of Difference 383
17 Race, Multiculturalism and Democracy 422
18 Kant and Race 448
Notes on the Contributors 473
Further Reading 475
Index of Names 479
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