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eBook Hispanic / Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective epub

by Jorge J. E. Gracia

eBook Hispanic / Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective epub
  • ISBN: 0631217649
  • Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (November 22, 1999)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1362 kb
  • FB2 size 1485 kb
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Gracia's book on Hispanic/Latino identity as the first published book on this topic.

Gracia's book on Hispanic/Latino identity as the first published book on this topic. Gracia has also published a systematic discussion of the nature and possibility of the philosophical interpretation of art with respect to Carlos Estévez work. Gracia's work also includes writing on a number of Cuban American artists, writers, and philosophers. 7. Inter-American Philosophical Society Congress Book Session devoted to Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective, Mexico, August 14, 1999 Participants: Raul Fornet-Betancourt, Eduardo Mendieta, Gregory Pappas, and Teodoro Ramírez. Response by Jorge Gracia.

In this book Jorge Gracia makes a formidable case for anon-essentialist Hispanic identity. Still, the book is a good read and should assist anyone in an identity crisis or a state of curiosity surrounding Hispanic/Latino identity. Lurking behind his arguments isa case for rethinking two other kinds of identities - what it meansto be an American, and what it means to be a philosopher. Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective movessmoothly between these often muddled layers of identity and by theend offers insights that can only be enriching to an l community typically perceived by non-whites asindifferent, even hostile.

This volume provides a superb introduction to the philosophical, social, and political elements of Hispanic/Latino identity. It is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in issues that concern Hispanics/Latinos, social policy, and the history of thought and culture.

Hispanic, Latino Identity book. This volume provides a superb introduction to the philosophical, social, and political elements of Hispanic/Latino identity.

Written by Jorge Gracia, one of the most influential thinkers of Hispanic/Latino descent, this volume provides a superb introduction to the philosophical, social, and political elements of Hispanic/Latino identity. The book explores central historical and current debates surrounding Hispanic/Latino culture, thought, and identity in the United States, Spain, and Latin American countries. Gracia's interdisciplinary approach is systematic and he uses philosophical analysis along with the history of philosophy to clarify and illustrate his provocative theses.

Jorge J. E. Gracia was born in Cuba and educated in Cuba, Europe, and the United States. He is currently Samuel P. Capen Chair and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective moves smoothly between these often muddled layers of identity and by the end offers insights that can only be enriching to an American philosophical community typically perceived by non-whites as indifferent, even hostile. Gracia’sHispanic/Latino Identity(2000c) is a valuable contribution to contemporary philosophical . Gracia’sHispanic/Latino Identity(2000c) is a valuable contribution to contemporary philosophical discussions of racial and ethnic identities. The existence and character of a Latin or Hispanic American philosophy has been in one way or another a topic of discussion in Latin America for a good part of its history and has been a debated and controversial topic for nearly a century. It should not be surprising, then, that with the growth of the Hispanic/Latino population in the United States, and the increasing number of Hispanic/Latino philosophers, this topic has been taken up, mutatis mutandis, in this country.

Home Jorge J. Gracia Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity . Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity. 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. Gracia, one of the most influential thinkers of Hispanic/Latino descent. From the Back Cover: What is it to be Latino?

This volume provides a superb introduction to the philosophical, social, and political elements of Hispanic/Latino identity. It is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in issues that concern Hispanics/Latinos, social policy, and the history of thought and culture.
Comments: (2)
Mr.mclav
As a student who was new to Latino philosophy, I didn't know what to expect from this book. Would it discuss life in Spanish-speaking countries in a worldly, philosophical way? Would it feature an philosopher's ramblings on what it means to be Hispanic/Latino? After reading through this book, I can confidently say that a little bit of both topics are staples of this interesting read. In "Hispanic / Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective," Jorge Garcia delivers an exposition of his view on Hispanicity/Latinidad in a comprehensive way that showcases his philosophical background in a creative way. He manages to use the appeals to morality, common sense, and even proof-style logic that a student can find in philosophy classes as weapons at his disposal.

Most of the time, Jorge's writing is straightforward and easy to read. In one chapter, however, Jorge does (depending on a reader's comprehension) go a little too in-depth on the logic proofs that he relies upon to prove his point. Still, it does say "A Philosophical Perspective" in the title, so you should be ready for a small share of jargon. If you would prefer to avoid this technical chapter, you will appreciate Jorge's disclaimer and move right on to the next chapter without missing much. At times, the reader may feel that points are rehashed to support Jorge's own interpretation of the subject matter. Still, the book is a good read and should assist anyone in an identity crisis or a state of curiosity surrounding Hispanic/Latino identity.
Roram
Offers great historical details!
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