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  • Title: Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self
  • Author: Linda Martín Alcoff
  • ISBN: 9780195137354
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback

  • In the heated debates over identity politics, few theorists have looked carefully at the conceptualizations of identity assumed by all sides Visible Identities fills this gap Drawing on both philosophical sources as well as theories and empirical studies in the social sciences, Martin Alcoff makes a strong case that identities are not like special interests, nor are theyIn the heated debates over identity politics, few theorists have looked carefully at the conceptualizations of identity assumed by all sides Visible Identities fills this gap Drawing on both philosophical sources as well as theories and empirical studies in the social sciences, Martin Alcoff makes a strong case that identities are not like special interests, nor are they doomed to oppositional politics, nor do they inevitably lead to conformism, essentialism, or reductive approaches to judging others Identities are historical formations and their political implications are open to interpretation But identities such as race and gender also have a powerful visual and material aspect that eliminativists and social constructionists often underestimate.Visible Identities offers a careful analysis of the political and philosophical worries about identity and argues that these worries are neither supported by the empirical data nor grounded in realistic understandings of what identities are Martin Alcoff develops a realistic characterization of identity in general through combining phenomenological approaches to embodiment with hermeneutic concepts of the interpretive horizon Besides addressing the general contours of social identity, Martin Alcoff develops an account of the material infrastructure of gendered identity, compares and contrasts gender identities with racialized ones, and explores the experiential aspects of racial subjectivity for both whites and non whites In several chapters she looks specifically at Latino identity as well, including its relationship to concepts of race, the specific forms of anti Latino racism, and the politics of mestizo or hybrid identity.
    Linda Martín Alcoff
    Linda Mart n Alcoff born July 25, 1955 in Panama is a philosopher at the City University of New York who specializes in epistemology, feminism, race theory and existentialism From 2012 to 2013, she served as president of the American Philosophical Association APA , Eastern Division Alcoff has called for greater inclusion of historically under represented groups in philosophy and notes that philosophers from these groups have created new fields of inquiry, including feminist philosophy, critical race theory, and LGBTQ philosophy To help address these issues, with Paul Taylor and William Wilkerson, she started the Pluralist Guide to Philosophy She earned her PhD in Philosophy from Brown University She was recognized as the distinguished Woman Philosopher of 2005 by the Society for Women in Philosophy and the APA She began teaching at Hunter College and the City University of New York Graduate Center in early 2009, after teaching for many years at Syracuse University from


    Commentaires:

    Elizabeth
    from the library from the Worldcat computer:Identities real and imagined. Introduction : identity and visibility ; The pathologizing of identity ; The political critique ; The philosophical critique ; Real identities -- Gender identity and gender differences.The identity crisis in feminist theory ; The metaphysics of gender and sexual difference -- Racialized identities and racist subjects. The phenomenology of racial embodiment ; Racism and visible race ; The whiteness question -- Latino/a part [...]

    Dalia
    Okay, maybe it's because I didn't go to college, but how often do I get to read about halfies? Mixed Latino/white (creating black brown white or something in between depending) people make it to the frontlines of the discourse that forever reshapes itself faster than I can keep up with: yeah identity!I've only read excerpts that Dr. Tom Hansen included in our "Social Movements in Mexico" syllabus, but if I ever get an actual copy I'd eat it up

    Milo
    I'm a big fan of post-positivist realism, Alcoff, Moya, Mohanty, etcBut for the last time, PPR-ists, spitout!

    Hafsa
    Adds a much-needed element to discussions of identity that focuses on visible/material manifestations.

    Karli
    This book is important for thinking through identity in its social formation, especially regarding race. Minus one star for being terribly insensitive and ill-informed when it comes to gender.

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