Identities: Race, Class, Gender, and Nationality

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Linda Mart?n Alcoff, Eduardo Mendieta
Wiley, Jan 27, 2003 - Philosophy - 448 pages
This anthology provides the definitive theoretical sources of contemporary thinking about identity, including explorations of race, class, gender, and nationality.

  • Explores the long and rich tradition of philosophical analysis and debate over the genesis, contours, and political effects of identity categories.
  • Provides the definitive theoretical sources and contemporary debates by leading theorists such as selections from Hegel, Marx, Freud, DuBois, Beauvoir, Lukács, Fanon, Hall, Guha, Hobsbawm, Wittig, Butler, Halperin, R. Robertson, Said, and LaClau.
  • Combines general and specific analyses of particular identity categories: race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, class, nationality.
  • Allows for a comparative study of identities through multiple theoretical frameworks.

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About the author (2003)

Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy, Political Science, and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University. Her books include Feminist Epistemologies (edited, with Elizabeth Potter, 1993), Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory of Knowledge (1996), Epistemology: The Big Questions (Blackwell, 1998), and Thinking From the Underside of History (edited, with Eduardo Mendieta, 2000).

Eduardo Mendieta is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is editor and translator of Enrique Dussel's The Underside of Modernity, co-editor of Liberation Theologies, Postmodernity and the Americas (1997), and author of The Adventures of Transcendental Philosophy: Karl-Otto Apel’s Semiotics and Discourse Ethics (2002).

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