LINDA ALCOFF VISIBLE IDENTITIES PDF

Linda Martín Alcoff’s book, Visible Identities, offers a conception of social identities that collects together her work on the metaphysics. Alcoff, Linda. Visible identities:race, gender, and the self/Linda Martın Alcoff. p. cm.—(Studies in feminist philosophy). Includes bibliographical references and. PDF | On Mar 1, , David Ingram and others published Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self by Linda Alcoff.

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Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self by Linda Martín Alcoff

Return to Book Page. In the heated debates over identity politics, few theorists have looked carefully at the conceptualizations of identity assumed by all sides. Visible Identities fills this gap. Drawing on both philosophical sources as well as theories and empirical studies in the social sciences, Martin Alcoff makes a strong case that identities are not like special interests, nor are they In the heated debates over identity politics, visiboe theorists have looked carefully at the conceptualizations of identity assumed by all sides.

Drawing on both philosophical sources as well as theories and empirical studies in the social sciences, Martin Alcoff makes a strong case that identities are not like special interests, nor are they doomed to oppositional politics, nor do they inevitably lead to conformism, essentialism, or reductive approaches to judging others.

Identities are historical formations and their political implications are open to interpretation. But identities such as race and gender also have a powerful visual and material aspect that eliminativists and social constructionists often underestimate. Visible Identities offers a careful analysis of the political and philosophical worries about identity and argues that these worries are neither supported by the empirical data nor grounded in realistic understandings of what identities are.

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Martin Alcoff develops a more realistic characterization of identity in general through combining phenomenological approaches to embodiment with hermeneutic concepts of the interpretive horizon. Besides addressing the general contours of social identity, Martin Alcoff develops an account of the material infrastructure of gendered identity, compares and contrasts gender identities with racialized ones, and explores the experiential aspects of racial subjectivity for both whites and non-whites.

In several chapters she looks specifically at Latino identity as well, including its relationship to concepts of race, the specific forms of anti-Latino racism, and the politics of mestizo or hybrid identity. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Visible Identitiesplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Mar 25, Stacey Rice rated it really liked it Shelves: Although I visiblr only required to read chapters 6 and 7, Alcoff has some interesting perspectives on gender and sexual differences, and racial embodiment.

A worthwhile read, I’ll come back to this and read more later. Oct 09, Elizabeth rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Identities real and imagined.

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

The identity crisis in feminist theory ; The metaphysics of gender and sexual difference — Racialized identities and racist subjects. Latinos and the categories of race ; Latinos, Asian Americans, and the black-white binary ; On being mixed. Jul 23, Dalia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Okay, maybe it’s because I didn’t go to college, but how often do I get to read about halfies?

I’ve only read excerpts that Dr. Mar 12, Milo rated it liked it Shelves: I’m a big fan of post-positivist realism, Alcoff, Moya, Mohanty, etc But for the last time, PPR-ists, spit Dec 25, Hafsa rated it liked it Shelves: May 17, Karli rated it really liked it.

This book is important for thinking through identity in its social formation, especially regarding race. Minus one star for being terribly insensitive and ill-informed when it comes to gender.

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Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self

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Alcoff has called for greater inclusion of historically under represented groups in philosophy and notes that philosophers from these groups have created new fields of inquiry, including feminist philosophy, critical race theory, and LGBTQ philosophy. Trivia About Visible Identitie No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.