In this episode, Emily, John, and Sid are joined by friend of the podcast Danielle Hanley of Rutgers University for a discussion of the first half of Juliet Hooker’s 2009 book Race and the Politics of Solidarity. We ask, what is the promise of solidarity and how is it achieved? How does this argument sit differently in liberal theory against democratic theory? What work does the ontological claim of the book do? And it wouldn’t be an episode of the Always Already Podcast without the vulgar Marx question: what about class? Tune in for racial capitalism, whiteness, solidarity in the time of social distance, and more!
Stay tuned for the dramatic return of your (our) two favorite segments: My Tumblr Friend from Canada (but actually from Europe) with an advice question on choosing thesis topics, and a new twist on dream analysis in One or Several (or zero?) Wolves!
Requests for texts for us to discuss? Dreams for us to interpret? Advice questions for us to answer? Email us at alwaysalreadypodcast AT gmail DOT com. Subscribe on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter. Like our Facebook page. RSS feed here. Thanks to Bad Infinity for the intro music, “Post Digital,” from their album FutureCommons; always already thanks to B for the outro music. For the mp3 of the episode click here.
- “Is Solidarity the Key to Bridging the Racial Divide” (Hooker’s talk begins at 9:05)
- Entry on Multiculturalism and Liberalism in the Oxford Handbook
- APSA Presidential Taskforce Report on Racial and Class Inequalities by Alvin Tillery and Juliet Hooker. Chronicle of Higher Education report on the same.
- Interview on her latest book, Theorizing Race in the Americas (2017)
- Contemporary Political Theory symposium on Theorizing Race in the Americas (thanks to Neil Roberts for the suggestion)
- South Atlantic Quarterly (open-access) issue edited by Barnor Hesse and Juliet Hooker, After #Ferguson, After #Baltimore: The Challenge of Black Death and Black Life for Black Political Thought
- Juliet Hooker (2016) in Political Theory, “Black Lives Matter and the Paradoxes of U.S. Black Politics: From Democratic Sacrifice to Democratic Repair”