By Mary Hawkesworth
Embodied strength explores dimensions of politics seldom addressed in political technology, illuminating kingdom practices that produce hierarchically-organized teams via racialized gendering—despite promises of formal equality. tough disembodied debts of citizenship, the booklet strains how glossy technological know-how and legislations produce race, gender, and sexuality as purportedly typical features, overlaying their political genesis. Taking the us as a case research, Hawkesworth demonstrates how diversified legislation and rules pertaining to civil and political rights, schooling, housing, and welfare, immigration and securitization, policing and legal justice create finely honed hierarchies of distinction that constitution the lifestyles clients of guys and ladies of specific races and ethnicities inside and throughout borders. as well as documenting the ongoing operation of embodied energy throughout varied coverage terrains, the publication investigates advanced methods of on the grounds that render raced-gendered kinfolk of domination and subordination invisible. From universal assumptions approximately individualism and colorblind conception to disciplinary norms resembling methodological individualism, methodological nationalism, and summary universalism, complicated presuppositions maintain flawed notions relating formal equality and criminal neutrality that permit country practices of racialized gendering to flee detection with profound results for the existence clients of privileged and marginalized teams. via sustained critique of those improper suppositions, Embodied strength demanding situations important ideals in regards to the nature of energy, the scope of kingdom motion, and the perform of liberal democracy and identifies substitute theoretical frameworks that make racialized-gendering noticeable and actionable. Key positive aspects: Demonstrates how understandings of politics swap while the reports of guys and girls of various periods, races, and ethnicities are positioned on the heart of research. Explains why race-neutral and gender-neutral regulations fail to cast off entrenched inequalities. indicates how accepted equipment in political technology (and the social sciences extra commonly) masks nation practices that create and maintain racial and gender inequality. strains how wrong notions of organic determinism have diverted awareness from political strategies of racialization, gendering, and sexualization. Argues that the intersecting different types of race, classification, gender, and sexuality are necessary to all subfields of political technology if modern energy is to be studied systematically.