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Kathryn T. Gines

Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Orphée Noir” was first published in 1948 as the preface to Leopold Senghor’s Anthologie de la nouvelle poésie nègre at malgache de langue française, a classic anthology of Negritude poetry.1 Frantz Fanon replied to Sartre with “L’expérience vécue du Noir” published in Esprit in May of 1951.2 This essay later became the fifth chapter of Fanon’s Peau noire, masques blancs, published in 1952.3 In Black Skin, White Masks, Fanon is not only confronting Sartre’s analysis of Negritude in “Black Orpheus,” he is also meeting head-on Sartre’s analysis of race as it pertains to the Negro in “Black Orpheus” and as it pertains to the Jew in Anti-Semite and Jew. Towards that end, Fanon claims that Sartre’s arguments about the Jewish experience are incompatible with the “lived-experience” of the Negro.

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Contemporary “Structures” of Racism

A Sartrean Contribution to Resisting Racial Injustice

Justin I. Fugo

refers to as the practico-inert , which I will explain further below. 3 Race is one of those ideas, and it is permeated with beliefs, norms, and values. And although a belief in the superiority or inferiority of racial groups–i.e., racism

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Matt Eshleman, Mark William Westmoreland, and Yiwei Zheng

Stephen Wang, Aquinas and Sartre: On Freedom, Personal Identity and the Possibility of Happiness Review by Matt Eshleman

Jonathan Judaken, ed. Race After Sartre: Antiracism, African Existentialism, Postcolonialism Review by Mark William Westmoreland

Anthony Hatzimoysis, The Philosophy of Sartre Review by Yiwei Zheng

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Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone

The question whether, in the interim, the "socialist morality" allows adequate restraint on revolutionary action, cannot fairly be answered in abstraction from history, in this case our epoch. We submit that the group of projects called corporate "globalization" - imposing free trade, privatization, and dominance of transnational corporations - shapes that epoch. These projects are associated with polarization of wealth, deepening poverty, and an alarming new global U.S. military domination. Using 9/11 as pretext for a "war on terror," this domination backs corporate globalization. If Nazi occupation of France and French occupation of Algeria made Sartre and Beauvoir assign moral primacy to overcoming oppressive systems, then U.S. global occupation should occasion rebirth of that commitment. Parallels among the three occupations are striking. France's turning of colonial and metropolitan working classes against each other is echoed by globalization's pitting of (e.g.) Chinese against Mexican workers in a race to lower wages to get investment. Seducing first-world workers with racial superiority and cheap imports from near-slavery producers once again conceals their thralldom to their own bosses. Nazi and French use of overwhelming force and even torture are re-cycled by the U.S. and its agents, again to hide the vulnerability of their small forces amidst their enemies.

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Damon Boria, Thomas Meagher, Adrian van den Hoven, and Matthew C. Eshleman

well-trod territory and ultimately offers an unpersuasive criticism of Being and Nothingness . Specialists on Merleau-Ponty will find the first chapter of interest, Heidegger specialists the third, and philosophers of race with an interest in

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Kathleen Lennon

realness of everyday raced, classed or gendered identities. It is rather the fact that the realness of everyday social categories is also constituted out of just the same ability to compel belief, as a result of the embodiment of norms. There is nothing

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Kyle Michael James Shuttleworth and Nik Farrell Fox

-first where his myriad philosophical insights inspire new research in aesthetics, social theory, race studies, the Philosophy of Mind, psychology, and gender studies, and where new books about his multifarious connections proliferate by the year. As Oliver

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Thomas Meagher and Farhang Erfani

had some early resonance as well. Sartre's readers—e.g., Suhayl Idris, Fayiz Sayigh, and Taha Husayn— eventually won the existentialist race, but they remained embattled on the intellectual scene and had to adapt to local concerns. One group of

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David Schweikart

.) We are historical beings. We all know that. We are all historical materialists, in that we know that our identities and our life prospects have been shaped by such material circumstances as our race, class, gender, nationality, occupation, etc. We all

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John Gillespie, Kyle Shuttleworth, Nik Farrell Fox, and Mike Neary

political landscape has been marked by the sustained engagement with race and gender discourse. One can hardly open a newspaper or read a social media newsfeed without encountering a story about gender wage gaps, for example, or racism within First World