Identity Politics Reconsidered

  • Linda Martín Alcoff
  • Michael Hames-García
  • Satya P. Mohanty
  • Paula M. L. Moya

Part of the The Future of Minority Studies book series (FMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Linda Martín Alcoff, Satya P. Mohanty
    Pages 1-9
  3. Rosaura Sánchez
    Pages 31-52
  4. Michael Hames-García
    Pages 78-95
  5. Ramón Saldívar
    Pages 142-151
  6. Dominick LaCapra
    Pages 228-245
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 285-289

About this book


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.


ethics identity Moral morality Nation national identity nationalism political theory politics realism social justice transformation Transnational women work

Editors and affiliations

  • Linda Martín Alcoff
    • 1
  • Michael Hames-García
    • 2
  • Satya P. Mohanty
    • 3
  • Paula M. L. Moya
    • 4
  1. 1.Syracuse UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Binghamton UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Cornell UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE)Stanford UniversityUSA

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