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Title Race or ethnicity? : on Black and Latino identity / edited by Jorge J.E. Gracia
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 288 pages)
Contents Does truth matter to identity? / Kwame Anthony Appiah -- Racial and ethnic identity? / J.L.A. García -- Individuation of racial and ethnic groups / Jorge J.E. Gracia -- Ethnicity, race, and the importance of gender / Naomi Zack -- Ethnic race / Robert Bernasconi -- What is an ethnic group? / Susana Nuccetelli -- Racial assimilation and the dilemma of racially defined institutions / Howard McGary -- Comparative race, comparative racisms / Linda Martín Alcoff -- Recognizing the exploited / Kenneth Shockley -- Racial justice, Latinos, and the Supreme Court / Eduardo Mendieta -- Race, ethnicity, and public policy / J. Angelo Corlett -- Race and political theory / Diego A. von Vacano.0
Summary "What is race? What is ethnicity? Should we think of them as identities? Can they be effectively individuated? How are they related? How do the relations between them influence pressing issues concerned with social identity, gender, racism, assimilation, exploitation, justice, the law, and public policy? And how are the answers to these questions affected by the Black and Latino experience in the United States"-From the PrefaceThis collection of new essays explores the relation between race and ethnicity and its social and political implications. Although much work has been done on the philosophy of race in the past century in the United States, the concept of ethnicity has only recently awoken the interest of American philosophers, and the relations between race and ethnicity remain largely unexamined. The discussion is divided into two parts dealing, on the one hand, with the nature and the relation between race and ethnicity and, on the other, with the social consequences of the complex relations between them. Part I explores in particular the debated topic of racial and ethnic identities: Does it make sense to speak of racial and ethnic identities, and especially of black and Latino identities? And if it does make sense, how should these identities be conceptualized, and how are they related to gender? Part II examines how race and ethnicity have influenced the lot of some social groups in significant ways: How do racially defined institutions deal with racial assimilation? How do different conceptions of race and ethnicity influence public policy and various forms of racism? How can exploited racial and ethnic groups be effectively recognized? And what is the role of affect in social justice as dispensed by the courts?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-282) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- Race identity.
Ethnicity -- Philosophy
Hispanic Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Race -- Philosophy
African Americans -- Race identity.
Ethnicity -- Philosophy.
Ethnische Gruppe
Hispanic Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Race -- Philosophy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Gracia, Jorge J. E.
LC no. 2006039785
ISBN 1501727249