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Identity Politics Reconsidered : Future of Minority Studies - S. Mohanty

Identity Politics Reconsidered

Future of Minority Studies

By: S. Mohanty (Editor), Michael Hames-Garcia (Editor), Paula M. L. Moya (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd February 2006
ISBN: 9781403964465
Number Of Pages: 289

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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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'This brilliant collection of essays by intellectual activists is a seminal contribution to the critical debate over the complex field of identity politics. If you read one book on the subject this year, make it this one and join the conversation.' Nancy Cantor, Syracuse University President and Chancellor

'A great collection to understand current critical debates on identity politics in the humanities. As a social scientist, I have learned much from this discussion, which includes essays from well known 'intellectual activists, ' both theorists and practitioners of identity-based liberation movements and minority studies.' Lourdes Beneria, Cornell University

List of Illustrationp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Reconsidering Identity Politics: An Introductionp. 1
Disability Studies and the Future of Identity Politicsp. 10
On a Critical Realist Theory of Identityp. 31
Reclaiming Left Baggage: Some Early Sources for Minority Studiesp. 53
Identity as Calling: Martin Luther King on Warp. 69
What's at Stake in "Gay" Identities?p. 78
What's Identity Got to Do With It? Mobilizing Identities in the Multicultural Classroomp. 96
Identity Politics: An Ethnography by a Participantp. 118
Multiculturalism Now: Civilization, National Identity, and Difference Before and After September 11p. 126
Americo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginaryp. 142
Border Thinking, Minoritized Studies, and Realist Interpellations: The Coloniality of Power from Gloria Anzaldua to Arundhati Royp. 152
African American Literature and Realist Theory: Seeking the "true-true"p. 171
On Forming Dialogic-Analytic Collaborations: Curating Spaces within/between Universities and Communitiesp. 193
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics of Sexual Identity: Recasting the Essentialism and Social Constructionism Debatep. 209
Experience and Identityp. 228
Transformation vs. Resistance Identity Projects: Epistemological Resources for Social Justice Movementsp. 246
Internationalism and the American Indian Scholar: Native Studies and the Challenge of Pan-Indigenismp. 264
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ISBN: 9781403964465
ISBN-10: 1403964467
Series: Future of Minority Studies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 22nd February 2006
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.99 x 8.18  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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