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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The four chapters that make up that section are alciff versions of recent work, and take up the bulk of Visible Identities. 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.
Self, Identity, and Social Institutions. Coe – – Journal of Speculative Philosophy 23 3: Academic Skip to main content. In the heated debates over identity politics, few theorists have looked carefully at the conceptualizations of identity assumed by all sides.
Added to PP index Total downloads 62, identkties 2, Recent downloads 6 months 19 24, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Furthermore, not only do our bodies affect our experience of the world but our bodies, as marked by race and gender, also enter into the experience cisible others.
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The “who are we? End Matter Bibliography Index. But identities such as race and gender also have a powerful visual and identitiex aspect that eliminativists and social constructionists often underestimate. In the heated debates over identity politics, few theorists have looked carefully at the conceptualizations of identity assumed by all sides. They seek to suppress the very multiplicity and hybridity which Alcoff depends upon to save identity from the criticisms of liberals.
Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. It is useful analysis of the issues, especially as public intellectuals close to the Democratic party are reviving Rorty’s and Schlesinger’s anti-identity arguments, and are advocating, in the pages of the American Prospect and the New Republic, that their party should distance itself from ieentities over-devotion to the language of “diversity” visiblr special interest “rights” and ixentities to the language of the “common good.
Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. They are, respectively, the separation, reification, and reasoning problems, and each comes with its own assumptions about the nature of difference. Identities are historical formations and their political implications are open to interpretation.
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Coe – – Hypatia 22 2: Furthermore, she clearly disagrees with the condition regarding identity that is required by Rorty’s great left liberal hope: 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 to which such vvisible categories parallel deep biological structures, and whether those categories are in some sense real.
Her arguments, however, do not address the metaphysical arguments of those who question the objective existence of at least one of the central categories of her analysis. Latinos and the Categories of Race. Furthermore, since these categories come with scripts, determined by social expectations and stereotypes, they serve to undermine individual autonomy and individually odentities rational life plans. This leads her to ignore the deeper concerns that critics have about identity politics as a species of special interest politics.
Identities Real and Imagined Introduction: Science Logic and Mathematics. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: This tension is especially apparent in Alcoff’s discussion of mixed race identity and the black-white binary.
They will still want to know how our visible identities can become properly public identities that aid us to understand and motivate us to strive for the common good. This problem is also apparent in her discussion of the black-white binary. Search my Subject Specializations: Thus, the alcofg 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.
Linda Martin Alcoff – manuscript. Social Identity in Metaphysics.