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Though a case could have been made at the U. Such a phenomenon, though avowed by some e. The problem I see here extends not only beyond fact versus metaphor but also in the metaphor.

African-American political thought, respectively. In so doing, she shows that nineteenth and twentieth-century U. Thus, the argument is ultimately, as is nearly all arguments from a left perspective, about seeking a better possibility. The third theoretical contribution of Theorizing Race in the Americas is the decentering of nationalistic readings of these four figures.

They raise the question of the need for a genuinely dialectical conception of dialectical practice. The legitimate, in other words, is placed in an elsewhere or other time of transformed conditions.

Race discourse between the two, in other words, has an imagined third, which is how each understands the other. Declaration of Independence, the events leading to the formation of the Constitution and subsequent Bill of Rights and amendments are another story. She earned her undergraduate degree from Williams College, and her M. This makes her approach more dialectical than she may avow, though it is one clearly rooted in what is now known as theory from the global south.

The legitimate in other

In short, they contextualize what many race theorists have taken on, and they are properly foundational thinkers for what could be called critical metatheory of race. To that, I would add a willingness to go beyond received categories for the sake of evidential reality. The book stresses that Latin American and U. Brings African-American and Latin American political thought into conversation and shows how each discipline was developed through transnational intellectual exchanges. By juxtaposing four prominent nineteenth and twentieth-century thinkers - Frederick Douglass, Domingo F.

Her work focuses on the contradictions of liberal democracies emerging from their ongoing denial and presumed legitimacy of black exclusion. For instance, science, as the philosopher, physicist, and political theorist Peter Caws argued, is imagination constrained by evidence. Douglass was referring to fugitives in fact, people who suffer, as did he, a longing to erase their fugitivity. For Gordon, this occlusion affected Latin America as well.

They raise the question

Hooker stresses that Latin American and U. Africana Studies suffers from a similar problem, despite its appeal to blackness.