Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity

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Mai 2008



A first-of-its-kind book that seriously and profoundly examines what it means philosophically to be Latino and where Latinos fit in American society.
Offers a fresh perspective and clearer understanding of Latin American thought and culture, rejecting
answers based on stereotypes and fear
Takes an interdisciplinary approach to the philosophical, social, and political elements of Hispanic/Latino
identity, touching upon anthropology, history, cultural studies and sociology, as well as philosophy
Written by Jorge J. E. Gracia, one of the most influential thinkers of Hispanic/Latino descent


Preface: The Latino Challenge. I. Latino/a Identities. 1. Identities: General and Particular. 2. Individuation: Circularity and Demarcation. 3. Labels: Politics and Names. II. Latinos/as in Society. 4. Marketplace: Survival and Flourishing. 5. Affirmative Action: Meaning and Justification. 6. Linguistic Rights: Language and Children. III. Latino/a Philosophy . 7. Philosophy: Latino vs American. 8. Canon: Place and Future. 9. History: Role and Approach. Conclusion: Latinos in America. Bibliography. Index


Jorge J. E. Gracia holds the Samuel P. Capen Chair in Philosophy and is SUNY Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Among his recent publications are: Surviving Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century (ed., 2005), The Classics of Western Philosophy (ed., Blackwell 2003), A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages (Blackwell 2003), and Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective (Blackwell 2000).


"Philosophy professor Gracia offers a welcome contribution to the discussion regarding identity formation and, specifically, the role this plays in the lives of Latinos. His comprehensive account grapples with the potential misunderstandings associated with Latino identity ... .Gracia makes an original contribution at every step of the way, challenging readers to drop the usual either/or-type thinking that governs identity politics. There is little doubt that this book provides the penetrative analysis necessary to confront these concerns. Useful for undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, and faculty concerned with identity formation and Latin American philosophy generally. Highly recommended." ( Choice Reviews , December 2008)
EAN: 9781405176583
ISBN: 140517658X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 252 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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