Toward a Global Idea of Race (Paperback)

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In this far-ranging and penetrating work, Denise Ferreira da Silva asks why, after more than five hundred years of violence perpetrated by Europeans against people of color, is there no ethical outrage?
 
Rejecting the prevailing view that social categories of difference such as race and culture operate solely as principles of exclusion, Silva presents a critique of modern thought that shows how racial knowledge and power produce global space. Looking at the United States and Brazil, she argues that modern subjects are formed in philosophical accounts that presume two ontological moments— "historicity" and "globality"— which are refigured in the concepts of the nation and the racial, respectively. By displacing historicity’ s ontological prerogative, Silva proposes that the notion of racial difference governs the present global power configuration because it institutes moral regions not covered by the leading post-Enlightenment ethical ideals— namely, universality and self-determination.
 
By introducing a view of the racial as the signifier of "globalit" "y, ""Toward a Global Idea of Race" provides a new basis for the investigation of past and present modern social processes and contexts of subjection.
 
Denise Ferreira da Silva is associate professor of sociology and American studies at the University of Southern California.

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Publisher Univ of Minnesota Pr
Mfg Part# 9780816649204
SKU 203959592
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0816649200
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0334
Publisher University of Minnesota Press
Series Part 27
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