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Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self: Race, Gender, and the Self

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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 they ...more
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Published December 22nd 2005 by NetLibrary, Incorporated
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Dalia
Jul 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mario
Recommended to Dalia by: Dr. Tom Hansen (in fact)
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, etc...

But for the last time, PPR-ists, spit...it...out!
Hafsa
Adds a much-needed element to discussions of identity that focuses on visible/material manifestations.
Karli
May 17, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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 ph ...more
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