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The Political Critique

Linda Martín Alcoff

in Visible Identities

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195137347
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785773 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195137345.003.0002

Series: Studies in Feminist Philosophy

 							The Political Critique

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This chapter argues that there is yet a case to be made about the nature of identity and its political and epistemic implications. It is certainly not the case that the work we need to do is finished; there are numerous “authentic” problems of identity that need attending to, but we do not need to overcome identity as much as tounderstand it more deeply. An alternative account of identity is developed which will be used to show the inadequacy of the assumptions behind the critique of identity.

Keywords: identity politics; social identity; ethnic identity; class; Nancy Fraser

Chapter.  14807 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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