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Contingency, History, and Ontology: On Abolishing Whiteness

Michael J. Monahan

in The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the Politics of Purity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234493
eISBN:
9780823240715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234493.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

One of the truths that emerge rather quickly when one is attempting to theorize race and racism is that ontological questions about the reality of race, or lack thereof, lead quickly to more ethical ... More


Turbulent and Dangerous Spirits: Irish Servitude in Barbados

Michael J. Monahan

in The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the Politics of Purity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234493
eISBN:
9780823240715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234493.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The history of the Irish in the colonial Caribbean was important in the emerging racial landscape of the time. As they did later in North America, the Irish in the early colonial Caribbean occupied a ... More


Race and Biology: Scientific Reason and the Politics of Purity

Michael J. Monahan

in The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the Politics of Purity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234493
eISBN:
9780823240715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234493.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In order to articulate an account of racial ontology that transcends the politics of purity, it is necessary to spell out in more detail exactly what the politics of purity is and how it operates. ... More


The Politics of Purity: Colonialism, Reason, and Modernity

Michael J. Monahan

in The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the Politics of Purity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234493
eISBN:
9780823240715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234493.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In terms of racial ontology, the politics of purity operates normatively to prescribe clearly bounded categories of being admitting of necessary and sufficient conditions for membership such that ... More


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