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Identity Politics Reconsidered
Based on the ongoing work of the agenda-setting Future of Minority Studies national research project, Identity Politics Reconsidered reconceptualizes the scholarly and political significance of social identity. It focuses on the deployment of "identity" within ethnic-, women's-, disability-, and gay and lesbian studies in order to stimulate discussion about issues that are ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 22nd 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 10th 2006)
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Six years after "Reclaiming Identity," most of our familiar FMS authors have returned for another go. Thankfully, they since have been able to cast off the two mundane repetitions they were earlier prone to. (See my review on "Reclaiming Identity;" I'm too lazy to reproduce the whole thing here.) They again seem to lack a building-upon feel, but at least this time the introduction does not otherwise try to make such a claim. (Or so I remember.) The editing and premise of this book were much ...more
I love this book - so many great essays in here. A great crash course in various elements of identity construction and presentation. I read this as part of a course on the rhetorics of diversity and their classroom applications. The essays in here inform my classroom practice by helping me to be more conscious of my students' intersecting identities. Ultimately, I hope that continued study in this field will allow me to better facilitate the formation and expression of positive and engaged ...more
Linda Martín 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 ...moreMore about Linda Martín Alcoff...