Latinos in America : Philosophy and Social Identity

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-19
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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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. Rejecting answers based on stereotypes and fear fed by the enormous growth of Latino numbers in the US; it offers, instead, a fresh perspective and clearer understanding of Latin American thought and culture.

Author Biography

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).

Table of Contents

Preface: The Latino Challengep. vii
Latino/a Identitiesp. 1
Identities: General and Particularp. 3
Individuation: Circularity and Demarcationp. 27
Labels: Politics and Namesp. 47
Latinos/as in Societyp. 75
Marketplace: Survival and Flourishingp. 77
Affirmative Action: Meaning and Justificationp. 95
Linguistic Rights: Language and Childrenp. 112
Latino/a Philosophyp. 127
Philosophy: Latino vs Americanp. 129
Canon: Place and Futurep. 158
History: Role and Approachp. 185
Conclusion: Latinos in Americap. 208
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 239
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