Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity

Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity

By: Jorge J. E. Gracia (author)Paperback

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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

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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).


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/04/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781405176583
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781405176583
  • weight: 406
  • ISBN10: 140517658X

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