The author′s approach is thoroughly interdisciplinary, combining perspectives from political theory and philosophy, historical sociology and anthropology, and cultural, postcolonial and African American studies.
Introduction: The State of Race Theory.
1. States of Racial Distinction.
2. The Time of Racial States.
3. The State of Liberalism s Limits.
4. Racial Rule.
5. Racial States.
6. Legislating Race.
7. States of Whiteness.
8. Raceless States.
9. Conclusion: Stating the Difference.
"The Racial State is a worthy contribution, following Omi and Winant′s theory, to our understanding of modern racial formation. Commanding the canon of political philosophy and legal theory, Goldberg provides us with a thorough account of how racial distinction, exclusion, management and terror have been historically the reason and practice of the modern state." (Lisa Lowe, University of California, San Diego)