By Jonathan Judaken
Race after Sartre is the 1st ebook to systematically interrogate Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his principally unrecognized contributions to serious race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism. The participants provide an summary of Sartre’s positions on racism as they replaced in the course of the process his lifestyles, supplying a coherent account of some of the ways that he understood how racism may be articulated and antagonistic. They interrogate his various and influential works at the subject, and his insights are applied to evaluate a few of today’s racial quandaries, together with the November 2005 riots in France, typhoon Katrina, immigration, affirmative motion, and reparations for slavery and apartheid. The individuals additionally think of Sartre’s influence upon the rebel antiracist activists and writers who additionally walked the roads to freedom that Sartre helped pave.
“Race after Sartre is a well timed choice of essays that might be of curiosity to students in postcolonial concept, philosophy, and demanding race studies.” — The Year’s paintings in serious and Cultural Theory
“…the essays listed here are some distance ranging. whereas a handful explicitly argue for Sartre’s significance to concerns of race, most easily think it, a indisputable fact that may represent a robust case in itself.” — Philosophy in Review
“Jean-Paul Sartre’s enormous contributions to comprehending and demanding racism either in its colonial and postcolonial contexts have frequently been neglected. Race after Sartre corrects that oversight as soon as and for all, indicating the variety, intensity, and caliber of Sartre’s pivotal considering on metropolitan racism, the colonial situation, the relation of anti-Semitism to anti-Black racisms, the emotional cost of racism, the problem of racism to freedom and freedom to the variety of racisms. however it additionally signs the significance of the Sartrean corpus to realizing the variety of racisms we proceed to stand this present day. Jonathan Judaken’s assortment alters how Sartre might be learn, and provides significantly to our knowing of racial matters.” — David Theo Goldberg, writer of the specter of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism
“This booklet will cross a ways towards restoring Sartre to his rightful position as one of many smooth world’s maximum political moralists. In it, Jonathan Judaken has assembled a magnificent lineup of authors, issues, and essays that show the ongoing energy of Sartre’s thought.” — Ronald Aronson, writer of dwelling with no God: New instructions for Atheists, Agnostics, Secularists, and the Undecided
“This booklet demonstrates anew Sartre’s skill to put in writing cogently and passionately opposed to oppression and in aid of revolutionary politics.” — William L. McBride, writer of Sartre’s Political Theory
“I just like the method the publication locates Sartre traditionally and indicates how he nonetheless speaks to us this present day with reference to the $64000 subject of race.” — Sonia Kruks, writer of Retrieving adventure: Subjectivity and popularity in Feminist Politics
Jonathan Judaken is affiliate Professor of contemporary eu Cultural and highbrow historical past and Director of the Marcus W. Orr middle for the arts on the college of Memphis, in addition to Co-President of the North American Sartre Society. he's the writer of Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish query: Anti-antisemitism and the Politics of the French Intellectual.