The Racial Contract

The Racial Contract

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by Charles W. Mills
     
 

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 "racial contract" has shaped a system of global European domination.See more details below

Overview

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 "racial contract" has shaped a system of global European domination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801484636
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
227,103
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Overview
The Racial Contract is political, moral, and epistemological
The Racial Contract is a historical actuality
The Racial Contract is an exploitation contract

2. Details
The Racial Contract norms (and races) space
The Racial Contract norms (and races) the individual
The Racial Contract underwrites the modern social contract
The Racial Contract has to be enforced through violence and ideological conditioning

3. "Naturalized" Merits
The Racial Contract historically tracks the actual moral/political consciousness of (most) white moral agents
The Racial Contract has always been recognized by nonwhites as the real moral/political agreement to be challenged
The "Racial Contract" as a theory is explanatorily superior to the raceless social contract

Notes
Index

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