Identity Politics Reconsidered

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L. Alcoff, M. Hames-García, S. Mohanty, Michael Hames-García, Paula M.L. Moya
Springer, Jan 9, 2006 - 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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Contents

An Introduction
1
1 Disability Studies and the Future of Identity Politics
10
2 On a Critical Realist Theory of Identity
31
Some Early Sources for Minority Studies
53
Martin Luther King on War
69
5 Whats at Stake in Gay Identities?
78
6 Whats Identity Got to do With It? Mobilizing Identities in the Multicultural Classroom
96
an Ethnography By A Participant
118
The Coloniality of Power from Gloria Anzaldúa to Arundhati Roy
152
Seeking the truetrue
171
Curating Spaces withinbetween Universities and Communities
193
Recasting the Essentialism and Social Constructionism Debate
209
14 Experience and Identity
228
Epistemological Resources for Social Justice Movements
246
Native Studies and the Challenge of PanIndigenism
264
Index
285

Civilization National Identity and Difference Before and After September
126
9 Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary
142

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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.