Title

(Dis)engaging with race theory: Feminist philosophy's debate on "transracialism" as a case study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2018

Publication Title

Philosophy Today

Abstract

Rebecca Tuvel's controversial "In Defense of Transracialism" has been criticized for a lack of engagement with critical race theory. Disengagement with salient material on race is a consistent feature of the philosophical conversation out of which it arises. In this article, I trace the origins of feminist philosophy's disengaged and distorted view of "transracialism" and racial passing through the work of Janice Raymond, Christine Overall, and Cressida Heyes, and consider some of the relevant work on passing that is omitted in the philosophy of "transracialism." Finally, I offer methodological suggestions to avoid such distortions and omissions in feminist philosophy.

Volume Number

62

Issue Number

1

First Page

31

Last Page

50

State

queued_for_update

DOI

10.5840/philtoday2018215199

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