f on race


I don't know if this will be helpful to the person who asked about
F's thoughts on race, but Ivan Hannaford offers the following in _Race:
The History of an Idea in the West_ (1996, Johns Hopkins U. Press):

"Michel Foucault, in _The History of Sexuality_, argues it is
unhistorical to consider that the antipathy between Greek and barbarian
presupposes a certain racial resentment. To the ancients, blood is a
mystical object with a symbolic function. Foucault sees racism not as a
political ideology but as a scientific ideology emerging in a much later
era and having very little to do with the Greeks."


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