Visible identities:race, gender, and the self/Linda Martın Alcoff. p. cm.—(Studies in feminist philosophy). Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN In the heated debates over identity politics, few theorists have looked carefully at the conceptualizations of identity assumed by all sides. Visible. PDF | On Mar 1, , David Ingram and others published Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self by Linda Alcoff.

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They are, respectively, the separation, reification, and reasoning problems, and each comes with its own assumptions about the nature of difference. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Modern Identities Between Taylor and Foucault.

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The remaining sections of Visible Identities are devoted to discussions of particular identities and the detailing of her phenomenological account of racial embodiment. Philosophical Issues of Identity and Justice. Coe – – Journal of Speculative Philosophy 23 3: At best, Alcoff demonstrates how race, ethnicity and gender are present in our lives and in society, as well as their effect on how we know the world.

Latinos and the Categories of Race.


But identities such as race and This leads her to ignore the deeper concerns that critics have about identity politics as a species of special interest politics. Two Gender Identity and Gender Differences. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of alcoft single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www.


History of Western Philosophy. End Matter Alcotf Index. This tension is especially apparent in Alcoff’s discussion of mixed race identity and the black-white binary.

Visible Identities

Publications Pages Publications Pages. Alcoff’s account of identity exposes important features of “visible identities” that visiboe them radically particular experiences. Academic Skip to main content.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Furthermore, she clearly disagrees with the condition regarding identity that is required by Rorty’s great left liberal hope: Self, Identity, and Social Institutions. Print Save Cite Email Share. Alcoff’s attempt to make a political argument through metaphysical analysis immediately calls to mind the distinction between those two areas of inquiry and their presumed separateness.

Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. The Disuniting of America: Located as we are within our embodied identities, it is naive for liberals to identties that individuals who recognize and seek recognition of their embodied identities are “reifying” those identities.

Linda Martn Alcoff, Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self – PhilPapers

Disorientation and Moral Life Ami Harbin. Race, Gender, and the Self by Linda Alcoff. Moreover, the book explores the material infrastructure of gendered identity, the experimental aspects of racial subjectivity for both whites and non-whites, and in several chapters looks specifically at Latio identity.


Race, Gender, and the Self. Answers to the “who” question are always hopeful, for they point to not what we are but who we hope to be.

Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 22 2: Identities are historical formations and their political implications are open to interpretation. Offers an account of social identity that is attentive to both the political and the philosophical debates, and that brings the empirical work on identity movements to bear on the theoretical debates in post-structuralism.

Moral Failure Lisa Identoties. Identity and Individual Economic Agents: This problem is also apparent in her discussion of the black-white binary. In addition to the chapters already alcorf, her other chapters include an analysis of the identity crisis in feminist theory, whiteness, the black-white binary, and a discussion of the debate over whether ‘Latino’ refers to a racial or ethnic category.

They seek to suppress the very multiplicity and hybridity which Alcoff depends upon to save identity from the criticisms of liberals. Gender Identity and Gender Differences 5.

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