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Race and the Politics of Solidarity$
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Juliet Hooker

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195335361

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335361.001.0001

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Mapping the Contours of Political Solidarity

Mapping the Contours of Political Solidarity

(p.21) 1 Mapping the Contours of Political Solidarity
Race and the Politics of Solidarity

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This chapter sketches the concepts of political solidarity and racialized solidarity. Contemporary political theorists have questioned the nature, scope, and basis of political solidarity: Is it primarily affective (based on fellow feeling) or rational (based on a capacity to will the common good)? Is it best conceived in local or global terms? Does it spring from shared membership in a nation or a more universal humanity? They have had little to say about the impact of race on political solidarity, however. Political solidarity, it is argued, is best conceived as simultaneously having an important affective dimension and an ethical orientation that moves us to action; as multiple and overlapping; as the product of structural conditions that require individuals to develop contingent solidarities not dependent on common interests or identities; and as being fundamentally shaped by race.

Keywords:   solidarity, Affective, Rational, Membership, Race, Nation, political solidarity, racialized, solidarity

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