Abstract

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.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1944-768X
Print ISSN
0037-783X
Pages
pp. 583-606
Launched on MUSE
2014-04-30
Open Access
No
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