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More About This Title Latinos in America
- 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
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.
–José Medina, Vanderbilt University
"If originality in philosophy is measured by the novelty of the ideas employed to deal with ancient problems, Jorge Gracia's book Latinos in America is at once original and a novelty. Spinoza believed that every thing wants to persevere in its present form: a tree wants to be a tree, and a dog a dog. Latinos in America want to be Latinos in America--no easy task, and therefore an intriguing one to explore. Building his argument with acumen and conviction, Gracia is up to that task."
–Ilan Stavans, author of The Hispanic Condition and Spanglish: The Making of a New American Language
"This is an essential book for anyone interested in Latin American philosophy, including questions of race, Latino identity, ethnic group terms, linguistic rights, affirmative action, and the role of history."
–Susana Nuccetelli, St. Cloud State University