Critical philosophy of 'race' reading group; provisional syllabus

Convenor: Rachel Elizabeth Fraser

Michaelmas term 2015, Wednesday 2-4, Ryle Room

week 1:         Audre Lorde; Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference and her

The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism in Essays and Speeches

week 2:         Charles Mills ‘White Ignorance’  in Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance, ed. Sullivan,

Shannon and Tuana, Nancy

week 3:         Tommie Shelby, “Justice, Deviance and the dark ghetto,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 

35 (2):126–160 (2007)

week 4:         Alison Bailey, ‘Strategic Ignorance’ Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance, ed. Sullivan,

Shannon and Tuana, Nancy

week 5:         Charles Mills’ Blackness Visible, chapter 3

week 6:         Charles Mills’ Blackness Visible, chapter 5

week 7:         Tommie Shelby, “Two conceptions of Black Nationalism,” Political Theory 31

(5):664-692 (2003)

week 8:         Roelofs, Monique (2005). “Racialization as an Aesthetic Production.” In White on

White/Black on Black. Ed. George Yancy. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 83–124