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On Lingering and Being Last: Race and Sovereignty in the New World

Jonathan Elmer

Abstract

What are we talking about when we talk about sovereignty? Is it about formal legitimacy or practical authority? Does it require the ability to control the flow of people or goods across a border; is it primarily a principle of international recognition; or does its essence lie in the power to regulate the lives of a state's citizens? Political theorists, historians, scholars of international relations, lawyers, anthropologists, literary critics all approach the dilemmas of sovereign power with a mixture of urgency and frustration. In this book, the author argues that the logic of sovereignty t ... More

Keywords: sovereignty, modern Europe, identities, logic, New World, personification, equality, homogeneity, racial domination, ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823229406
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823229406.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Elmer, author