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Publisher: Indiana University Press (May 18, 2012)
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Nadine Ehlers examines the structures of blackness and whiteness cultivated within the U.S. imaginary and asks, how do contributors develop into racial matters? She analyzes anti-miscegenation legislations, statutory definitions of race, and the rhetoric surrounding the phenomenon of racial passing to supply severe debts of racial categorization and norms, the policing of racial habit, and the law of racial our bodies as they're underpinned by way of demarcations of sexuality, gender, and sophistication. Ehlers areas the paintings of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler’s account of performativity, and theories of race into dialog to teach how race is a sort of self-discipline, that race is performative, and that each one racial identification will be obvious as performative racial passing. She assessments those claims via an excavation of the 1925 "racial fraud" case of Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and concludes via contemplating the chances for racial supplier, extending Foucault’s later paintings on ethics and "technologies of the self" to discover the possibility of racial transformation.