Starting from Thomas Hobbes's distinctively materialist version of social contract theory, I argue that Hobbes can assist us in theorizing the racialized body politic of the white LEVIATHAN that is the United States. However, we will need to go beyond his own qualified materialism to recognize the social materiality of race, a materiality not to be reduced to, though incorporating, the body.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Social Sciences(all)