ISBN-10:
0745640044
ISBN-13:
9780745640044
Pub. Date:
12/04/2007
Publisher:
Wiley
ISBN-10:
0745640044
ISBN-13:
9780745640044
Pub. Date:
12/04/2007
Publisher:
Wiley
The Contract and Domination / Edition 1

The Contract and Domination / Edition 1

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Overview

Contract and Domination offers a bold challenge to contemporary contract theory, arguing that it should either be fundamentally rethought or abandoned altogether. Since the publication of John Rawls's A Theory of Justice, contract theory has once again become central to the Western political tradition. But gender justice is neglected and racial justice almost completely ignored.

Carole Pateman and Charles Mills's earlier books, The Sexual Contract (1988) and The Racial Contract (1997), offered devastating critiques of gender and racial domination and the contemporary contract tradition's silence on them. Both books have become classics of revisionist radical democratic political theory. Now Pateman and Mills are collaborating for the first time in an interdisciplinary volume, drawing on their insights from political science and philosophy. They are building on but going beyond their earlier work to bring the sexual and racial contracts together.

In Contract and Domination, Pateman and Mills discuss their differences about contract theory and whether it has a useful future, excavate the (white) settler contract that created new civil societies in North America and Australia, argue via a non-ideal contract for reparations to black Americans, confront the evasions of contemporary contract theorists, explore the intersections of gender and race and the global sexual-racial contract, and reply to their critics.

This iconoclastic book throws the gauntlet down to mainstream white male contract theory. It is vital reading for anyone with an interest in political theory and political philosophy, and the systems of male and racial domination.



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ISBN-13: 9780745640044
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/04/2007
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 604,998
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Carole Pateman is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Charles W. Mills isJohn Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy at Northwestern University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1
Carole Pateman and Charles W. Mills

1 Contract and Social Change 10
A Dialogue between Carole Pateman and Charles W. Mills

2 The Settler Contract 35
Carole Pateman

3 The Domination Contract 79
Charles W. Mills

4 Contract of Breach: Repairing the Racial Contract 106
Charles W. Mills

5 Race, Sex, and Indifference 134
Carole Pateman

6 Intersecting Contracts 165
Charles W. Mills

7 On Critics and Contract 200
Carole Pateman

8 Reply to Critics 230
Charles W. Mills

References 267

Index 296

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