The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race provides up-to-date explanation and analyses by leading scholars of contemporary issues in African American philosophy and philosophy of race. These original essays encompass the major topics and approaches in this emerging philosophical subfield that supports demographic inclusion and diversity while at the same time strengthening the conceptual arsenal of social and political philosophy.Over the course of the volume's ten topic-based sections, ideas about race held by Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche are supplemented by suppressed thought from the African diaspora, early twentieth-century African American perspectives and Native-, Asian-, and Latin-, American views. The contributors bring philosophical analysis to bear on the status of racial divisions as categories of humanity in the biological sciences, as well as within contemporary criticism and conceptual analysis. Essays present the special applications of American philosophy and continental philosophy to ideas of race as methodological alternatives to more analytic approaches. As a collection of analyses and assessments of 'race' in the real world, the volume pays trenchant and relevant attention to historical and contemporary racism and what it means to say that 'race' and racial identities are socially constructed.The essays analyze contemporary social issues including the importance of racial difference and identity in education, public health, medicine, IQ and other standardized tests, and sports. Additionally, the essays consider the societal limitations and structures provided by public policy and law. As a critical theory, the volume compares the study of race to feminism. Historical and contemporary, academic and popular, racisms pertaining to male and female gender receive special consideration throughout the volume. While this comprehensive collection may have the effect of a textbook, each of the original essays is a fresh and authentic development of important present thought.
Table of Contents
ContributorsEditor's Introduction to the volumeSection I. Ideas of Race in the History of Modern PhilosophyEditor's Introduction to Section I.Chapter 1. John Locke, Racism, Slavery, and Indian Lands William Uzgalis Chapter 2. David Hume on Race Aaron Garrett and Silvia Sebastiani Chapter 3. Kantian Racism and Kantian Teleology Bernard BoxillChapter 4. Nietzsche as a Philosopher of Racialized Breeding Robert BernasconiChapter 5. Philosophy and the Racial Contract Charles W. MillsSection II. Pluralistic Ideas of RaceEditor's Introduction to Section II.Chapter 6. "Race" in 18th and 19th Century Discourse by Africans in the Diaspora Albert G. Mosely Chapter 7. Indigeneity and US Settler Colonialism Kyle Powys Whyte Chapter 8. A Critical Transnational Perspective to Asian America Yen le EspirituChapter 9. Rights and Identity in Latin American Philosophy Susana Nuccetelli Chapter 10. Looking for Alain Locke Leonard Harris Section III. Metaphysics and Philosophy of ScienceEditor's Introduction to Section IIII.Chapter 11. Race, Definition, and Science Albert Atkin Chapter 12. Minimalist Biological race Michael O. HardimonChapter 13. Biological Anthropology, Population Genetics, and Race John H. RelethfordChapter 14. A Metatheory of Race Josh Glasgow Chapter 15. Race and Ethnicity Jorge J.E. GraciaIV. American Philosophy and Ideas of RaceEditor's Introduction to Section IV.Chapter 16. Between Reconstruction and Elimination: Alain Locke's Philosophy of Race Jacoby Adeshei CarterChapter 17. Du Bois, Appiah, and Outlaw on Racial Identity Chike JeffersChapter 18. Cornel West, American Pragmatism, and the Post-Obama Racial/Social Dynamics Clarence Sholé JohnsonChapter 19. Insurrectionist Ethics and Racism Lee A. McBride IIIChapter 20. History of African American Political Thought and Anti-Racist Critical Theory Robert Gooding-WilliamsV. Continental Philosophy and RaceEditor's Introduction to Section V.Chapter 21 Hegel, History, and Race Rocío Zambrana Chapter 22. Exploring the Matter of Race: A Materialist Philosophical Inquiry Stephen C. Ferguson, IIChapter 23. Race and Existentialism: The Dialectic from Mailer's "The White Negro" to Memmi's Racism Jonathan JudakenChapter 24. From Scientific Racism to Neoliberal Biopolitics: A Use of Foucault's Toolkit Ladelle McWhorterChapter 25. Phenomenology and Race Lewis GordonVI. Racism and Neo-RacismsEditor's Introduction to Section VI.Chapter 26. The Quartet in the Political Persona of Ida B. Wells Joy JamesChapter 27. To Be Black Excess and Non-Recyclable Janine JonesChapter 28. White Privilege Shannon SullivanChapter 29. Racialization of Muslim in the Post-9/11 United States Falguni ShethChapter 30. State Racism, State Violence, and Vulnerable Solidarity Myisha CherryVII. Social Construction and Racial Identities Editor's Introduction to Section VII.Chapter 31. Black American Social Identity and Its Blackness Lionel K. McPhersonChapter 32. How Mixed Race Is Not Constructed Naomi ZackChapter 33. Racial Identity, Racial Ontology, and Racial Norms Ron MallonChapter 34. Is it Moral to Hold a Racial Identity?: A Cosmopolitan Response Jason D. HillChapter 35. Effortful Agon: Learning to Think and Feel Differently about Race Jacqueline ScottVIII. Contemporary Social Issues: Education, Health, Medicine, and SportsEditor's Introduction to Section VIII.Chapter 36. Racial Profiling and the Political Philosophy of Race Annabelle LeverChapter 37. Race and K-12 Education Lawrence BlumChapter 38. Race in the Biomedical Sciences Michael RootChapter 39. Race, Health Disparities, Incarceration, and Structural Inequality Laurie ShrageChapter 40. Intelligence, Race, and Psychological Testing Mark Alfano, LaTasha Holden, and Andrew ConwayChapter 41. 'Race' to the Finish Line: African Americans, Sports, and the Color Line John H. McClendon IIIIX. Public Policy, Political Philosophy, and LawEditor's Introduction to Section IX.Chapter 42. Reparations for Slavery and Jim Crow, Its Assumptions and Implications David LyonsChapter 43. Race, Rectification, and Apology Rodney C. RobertsChapter 44. The Concept of Race and Equal Protection Law Tina BottsChapter 45. Affirmative Action for the Future James P. SterbaChapter 46. Ideal, Nonideal, and Empirical Theories of Social Justice Naomi ZackX. Feminism, Gender, and RaceEditor's Introduction to Section X.Chapter 47. Ethnological Theories of Race/Sex in 19th Century Black Thought Tommy J. Curry Chapter 48. Jefferson's Paradox, or A Very Brief History of Black Women's Sexuality, Hip Hop, and American Culture T. Denean Sharpley-WhitingChapter 49. The Violent Weight of Whiteness: Existential and Psychic Price Paid by Black Male Bodies George YancyChapter 50. Gender Theory in Philosophy of Race Naomi Zack Chapter 51. The Sting of Shame: Ridicule, Rape, and Social Bonds Cynthia WillettIndex