Contemporary Political Theory

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 604–639 | Cite as

Juxtaposition, Hemispheric Thought, and the Bounds of Political Theory: Juliet Hooker’s Theorizing Race in the Americas

Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos Juliet Hooker, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017, ISBN: 9780190633691
  • Neil RobertsEmail author
  • Anne Norton
  • James Martel
  • Keisha Lindsay
  • Inés Valdez
  • Juliet Hooker
Critical Exchange

Studies of figures, movements, states, regions, disciplines, and attendant ideas in the modern period too often uphold methodologies of separation and compartmentalization. Analyses of race and racialization, African American and Latin American political thought, and the spaces of North America, Central America, and South America are not immune to this unfortunate tendency. Nor are academic institutions, think tanks, and centers job advertisements of which in political theory today routinely bifurcate “Western” and “Non-Western” in descriptions of the areas of specialization for the type of scholar they seek to hire. However, such steadfast divisions distort the historical and contemporary realities of our lives, lives both wonderful and complex that are suffuse with relation, mixture, aspirations, indeterminacy, juxtaposition, and competing visions of the social and political orders we inhabit.

The scholarship of Juliet Hooker compellingly challenges narrow conventions and beckons us...



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Roberts
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anne Norton
    • 2
  • James Martel
    • 3
  • Keisha Lindsay
    • 4
  • Inés Valdez
    • 5
  • Juliet Hooker
    • 6
  1. 1.Williams CollegeWilliamstownUSA
  2. 2.The University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.San Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  5. 5.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  6. 6.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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