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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Race, Gender, and the Self by Linda Alcoff. Request removal from index. The first is straightforward, and concerns the worry that any “strongly felt” ethnic, racial, or cultural identity harms or prevents needed national cohesion. Race, Gender, and the Self. Modern Identities Between Taylor and Foucault.

Gaile Pohlhaus – – Hypatia 27 4: Don’t have an account? That political point is the fundamental point of this book, and it is delivered through Alcoff’s metaphysical analysis of race, ethnicity, and gender. Thus, the political question is a constituting one that points to an ongoing formative project, and it requires the political community to work through time to achieve their collective ideal identity.

She defends a dialogical account of the self that incorporates her use of hermeneutics and phenomenology, and argues that individuals participate in multiple and akcoff identities. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


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Identities Real and Imagined Introduction: Drawing on both philosophical sources as well as theories and empirical studies in the social sciences, this book 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.

Alcoff commences her project by reviewing the claims of liberals, political identitifs and academics who espouse the hope of a unified American identity.

Visible Identities – Linda Martín Alcoff – Oxford University Press

The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory. Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 22 2: The upshot of these features of her account is to further weaken the three objections she analyzes, especially the assumption that such identities lead to narrow, isolated, and separated self-conceptions that undermine national political life. idenntities

Search my Subject Specializations: Latinos and the Categories of Race. From sociological to analytic philosophical investigations about race, objectivist analyses have dominated, and have all been concerned with the social structures that make race salient in individual and group life, the level viskble which such human categories parallel deep biological structures, and whether those categories are in some sense real. The question remains, who vosible we? Relational Knowing and Epistemic Injustice: Lotter – – South African Journal of Philosophy 17 3: This problem is also apparent in her discussion of the black-white binary.


Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self

The Metaphysics of Gender and Sexual Difference. Alcoff’s correction is welcome, because one gets the sense that in much of the analytic literature about the metaphysics of race and ethnicity, those two categories are merely fascinating place holders for any social category, and the project is really about uncovering the conditions of existence for social categories generally.

Coe – – Hypatia 22 2: Visible Identities critiques the critiques of identity and of identity politics and argues that identities are real but not necessarily dientities political problem. On the Epistemic Costs of Implicit Bias. Who’s Afraid of Identity Politics? Alcoff introduces her conception of embodiment and visibility in the fourth chapter, “Real Identities,” but she expands it in chapters six, “The Metaphysics of Gender and Sexual Difference,” seven, “The Phenomenology of Racial Embodiment,” and eight, “Racism and Visible Race.