Identity Politics Reconsidered

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L. Alcoff, M. Hames-García, S. Mohanty, Michael Hames-García, Paula M.L. Moya
Palgrave Macmillan US, Dec 23, 2015 - Social Science - 289 pages
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 simultaneously theoretical and practical, ranging from ethics and epistemology to political theory and pedagogical practice. This collection of powerful essays by both well-known and emerging scholars offers original answers to questions concerning the analytical legitimacy of 'identity' and 'experience', and the relationships among cultural autonomy, moral universalism and progressive politics.

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SATYA P. MOHANTY is Professor of English and a member of the South Asia Programme at Cornell University, New York, USA.

LINDA MARTÍN ALCOFF is Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at Syracuse University, New York, USA.

MICHAEL HAMES-GARCIA is Assistant Professor of English and a member of the Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture Programme at the State University of New York, Binghamton, USA.

PAULA M. L. MOYA is Assistant Professor of English and a member of the Centre for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University, California, USA.