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Juliet Hooker's Race and the Politics of Solidarity Released

Wed, January 14, 2009

Race and the Politics of Solidarity, Juliet Hooker's first book, has been released by Oxford University Press. The title refers to the central normative and empirical question Hooker asks: In a context of thoroughly racialized moral and political orders, how do societies transcend the constraining power of racial identity and forge reciprocal relations of trust and obligation between citizens on the basis of shared membership in a political community?

Using normative theorizing, comparative methods, and historical contextualization, Race and the Politics of Solidarity analyzes pressing issues of racial inequality, immigrant integration, and multiculturalism with uniquely innovative approaches and perspectives. The book spans diverse fields of study, including political theory, Latin American politics, multiculturalism, critical race theory, black political thought, and democratic theory, and is the most recent release in Oxford's prestigious Transgressing Boundaries Series.

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