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Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity

Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity

Jorge J. E. Gracia

ISBN: 978-0-470-69574-6

Apr 2008

272 pages

$37.99

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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.

  • Offers a fresh perspective and clearer understanding of Latin American thought and culture, rejecting
    answers based on stereotypes and fear

  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to the philosophical, social, and political elements of Hispanic/Latino
    identity, touching upon anthropology, history, cultural studies and sociology, as well as philosophy

  • Written by Jorge J. E. Gracia, one of the most influential thinkers of Hispanic/Latino descent

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Preface: The Latino Challenge.

I. Latino/a Identities.

1. Identities: General and Particular.

2. Individuation: Circularity and Demarcation.

3. Labels: Politics and Names.

II. Latinos/as in Society.

4. Marketplace: Survival and Flourishing.

5. Affirmative Action: Meaning and Justification.

6. Linguistic Rights: Language and Children.

III. Latino/a Philosophy.

7. Philosophy: Latino vs American.

8. Canon: Place and Future.

9. History: Role and Approach.

Conclusion: Latinos in America.

Bibliography.

Index


  • The first book to seriously and profoundly examine what it means philosophically to be Latino, and where
    Latinos fit in American Society

  • Offers a fresh perspective and clearer understanding of Latin American thought and culture, rejecting
    answers based on stereotypes and fear

  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to the philosophical, social, and political elements of Hispanic/Latino
    identity, touching upon anthropology, history, cultural studies and sociology, as well as philosophy

  • Written by Jorge J. E. Gracia, one of the most influential thinkers of Hispanic/Latino descent