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The Color of Citizenship: Race, Modernity and Latin American / Hispanic Political Thought

Diego A. von Vacano


Why is race a potent political phenomenon, when it is a superficial human characteristic, if it exists at all? The history of political philosophy has not dealt adequately with this question and we need new paradigms to answer it. The traditional European perspective on race tends to be a domination paradigm, for it generally sees non-European peoples as inferior. At the same time, the U.S. view of race, while a vast step forward in understanding the centrality of race to politics, citizenship, and the state, also has important limits. It helps us see the importance of the African American exp ... More

Keywords: race, domination, diversity, citizenship, modernity, synthetic, political theory, history, Latin America

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199746668
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diego A. von Vacano, author
Texas A&M University

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