Charles Mills for and against liberalism

  title={Charles Mills for and against liberalism},
  author={Howard Winant},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={551 - 556}
  • H. Winant
  • Published 19 February 2018
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
ABSTRACT Charles Mills both severely criticizes and reluctantly accepts liberal political theory’s approach to race and racism. In this new book, he develops contract theory’s understanding of race and racism in the effort to resuscitate liberalism from the racist deathbed on which it lies. To do this he must wrestle with political forms of black resistance that comport uneasily with liberalism, at best: nationalism notably, but also other types of racially oriented collective subjectivity, for… Expand


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