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  1. Linda Alcoff (ed.) (2006). Identity Politics Reconsidered. Palgrave Macmillan.
    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 (...)
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  2. Linda Martin Alcoff, Who's Afraid of Identity Politics?
    This volume is an act of talking back, of talking heresy. To reclaim the term “realism,” to maintain the epistemic significance of identity, to defend any version of identity politics today is to swim upstream of strong academic currents in feminist theory, literary theory, and cultural studies. It is to risk, even to invite, a dismissal as naive, uninformed, theoretically unsophisticated. And it is a risk taken here by people already at risk in the academy, already assumed more often than (...)
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  3. Amy Allen (1999). Solidarity After Identity Politics: Hannah Arendt and the Power of Feminist Theory. Philosophy and Social Criticism 25 (1):97-118.
    This paper argues that Hannah Arendt's political theory offers key insights into the power that binds together the feminist movement - the power of solidarity. Second-wave feminist notions of solidarity were grounded in notions of shared identity; in recent years, as such conceptions of shared identity have come under attack for being exclusionary and repressive, feminists have been urged to give up the idea of solidarity altogether. However, the choice between (repressive) identity and (fragmented) non-identity is a false opposition, and (...)
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  4. Terhemba Nom Ambe-Uva (2011). Identity Politics and the Jos Crisis: Evidence, Lessons, and Challenges of Good Governance. World Futures 67 (1):58-78.
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  5. Kwame Anthony Appiah (2005). Reply to Gracia, Moody-Adams and Nussbaum. Journal of Social Philosophy 37 (2):314–322.
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  6. Simone Aurora (2014). Territory and Subjectivity: The Philosophical Nomadism of Deleuze and Canetti. Minerva - An Internet Journal of Philosophy 18:01-26.
    The paper’s purpose consists in pointing out the importance of the notion of “territory”, in its different accepted meanings, for the development of a theory and a practice of subjectivity both in deleuzean and canettian thought. Even though they start from very different perspectives and epistemic levels, they indeed produce similar philosophical effects, which strengthen their “common” view and the model of subjectivity they try to shape. More precisely, the paper focuses on the deleuzean triad of territorialisation, deterritorialisation, reterritorialisation, with (...)
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  7. Lawrie Balfour (2005). Reparations After Identity Politics. Political Theory 33 (6):786 - 811.
    The end of the twentieth century witnessed a resurgence of demands for reparations for slavery and segregation in the United States. At the same time, a chorus of prominent political theorists warned against the threat "identity politics" poses for democratic politics. This essay considers whether it is possible to construct an argument for reparations that responds to these concerns, particularly as they are articulated by Wendy Brown. To do so, I explore how Brown's analysis of the dangers of political organizing (...)
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  8. Miriam Bankovsky (2010). Carolyn D'Cruz, Identity Politics in Deconstruction: Calculating with the Incalculable (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008), ISBN13: 9780754662082 (Hbk) ISBN 075466208X (Hbk), 127pp. [REVIEW] Critical Horizons 11 (1):149-155.
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  9. Linda A. Bell (1998). Identity Politics?: A Response to Ian H. Birchall. Sartre Studies International 4 (2):79-84.
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  10. Susan Bickford (1997). Anti‐Anti‐Identity Politics: Feminism, Democracy, and the Complexities of Citizenship. Hypatia 12 (4):111-131.
    In this essay, I argue that recent leftist criticisms of "identity politics" do not address problems of inequality and interaction that are central in thinking about contemporary democratic politics. I turn instead to a set of feminist thinkers who share these critics' vision of politics, but who critically mobilize identity in a way that provides a conception of democratic citizenship for our inegalitarian and diverse polity.
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  11. Ian H. Birchall (1998). Socialism or Identity Politics?: A Reply to Linda A. Bell. Sartre Studies International 4 (2):69-78.
  12. Hank Bromley (1989). Identity Politics and Critical Pedagogy. Educational Theory 39 (3):207-223.
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  13. Carolin Emcke (2000). Between Choice and Coercion: Identities, Injuries, and Different Forms of Recognition. Constellations 7 (4):483-495.
  14. Diane L. Fowlkes (1997). Moving From Feminist Identity Politics To Coalition Politics Through a Feminist Materialist Standpoint of Intersubjectivity in Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Hypatia 12 (2):105-124.
    Identity politics deployed by lesbian feminists of color challenges the philosophy of the subject and white feminisms based on sisterhood, and in so doing opens a space where feminist coalition building is possible. I articulate connections between Gloria Anzaldúa's epistemological-political action tools of complex identity narration and mestiza form of intersubject, Nancy Hartsock's feminist materialist standpoint, and Seyla Benhabib's standpoint of intersubjectivity in relation to using feminist identity politics for feminist coalition politics.
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  15. Nancy Fraser (2007). Identity, Exclusion, and Critique A Response to Four Critics. European Journal of Political Theory 6 (3):305-338.
    In this article I reply to four critics. Responding to Linda Alcoff, I contend that my original two-dimensional framework discloses the entwinement of economic and cultural strands of subordination, while also illuminating the dangers of identity politics. Responding to James Bohman, I maintain that, with the addition of the third dimension of representation, my approach illuminates the structural exclusion of the global poor, the relation between justice and democracy, and the status of comprehensive theorizing. Responding to Nikolas Kompridis, I defend (...)
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  16. Sebastian Gurciullo (2001). Making Modern Identity: Charles Taylor's Retrieval of Moral Sources. Critical Horizons 2 (1):93-125.
    Charles Taylor's attempt to map the complexity and fullness of the modern identity has led him to recuperate its moral sources. This paper explores the zone of ontological contestation Taylor has engaged by defending a notion of the self that does not succumb to a narrowing or partiality of vision. Taylor's criticisms of Michel Foucault and Jürgen Habermas are examined to draw out the features of his project and its own limitations.
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  17. Cressida Heyes, Identity Politics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  18. Paul Honneres (1998). Defending Identity Politics and Community-Based Activism in the Time of aIDS a Critique of Alexander Garcia Düttmann's Deconstruction of Identity Politics. Alexander Garcia Düttmann, at Odds with aIDS: Thinking and Talking About A Virus. [REVIEW] Human Studies 21 (2):207-220.
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  19. Gregory Hoskins (2007). The Politics of Memory and the World Trade Center Memorial Site. Journal of Social Philosophy 38 (2):242–254.
  20. Erin Kelly (2001). Justice and Communitarian Identity Politics. Journal of Value Inquiry 35 (1):71-93.
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  21. Suzy Killmister (forthcoming). Why Group Membership Matters; A Critical Typology. Ethnicities.
    The question of why group-differentiated rights might be a requirement of justice has been a central focus of identity politics in recent decades. I attempt to bring some clarity to this discussion by proposing a typology to track the various ways in which individuals can be harmed or benefited as a consequence of their membership in social groups. It is the well-being of individuals that group-differentiated rights should be understood as protecting, and so clarity on the relationship between group membership (...)
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  22. Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (2015). Wie lassen sich liberale Ideale auch auf Immigrierte ausweiten? Eine erste Skizze. Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 69 (3):326-346.
    Im vorliegenden Aufsatz geht es um neue, bisher nicht dagewesene Auslegungen liberaler Ideale. Zum einen soll untersucht werden, ob neue Interpretationen liberaler Ideale erfasst werden können, wenn man den kollektiven Blick von spezifischen, historisch situierten, politischen Gemeinschaften einnimmt. Zum anderen soll der Frage nachgegangen werden, ob staatliche Maßnahmen zur Behebung struktureller Ungleichheit womöglich bewirken können, dass liberale Ideale auf neue Weise ausgelegt werden. Der Klarheit halber bilden Immigrierte, die sich bereits innerhalb liberaler Gemeinwesen befinden und sich dort legal aufhalten, den (...)
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  23. Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (2007). Gibt es ein Menschenrecht auf Immigration? Politische und philosophische Positionen zur Einwanderungsproblematik. Fink Verlag.
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  24. Anthony Simon Laden (2005). David Ingram, Rights, Democracy, and Fulfillment in the Area of Identity Politics: Principled Compromises in a Compromised World:Rights, Democracy, and Fulfillment in the Area of Identity Politics: Principled Compromises in a Compromised World. Ethics 116 (1):235-238.
  25. Moya Lloyd (2005). Beyond Identity Politics: Feminism, Power & Politics. Sage.
    Recent debates in contemporary feminist theory have been dominated by the relation between identity and politics. Beyond Identity Politics examines the implications of recent theorizing on difference, identity and subjectivity for theories of patriarchy and feminist politics. Organised around the three central themes of subjectivity, power and politics, this book focuses on a question which feminists struggled with and were divided by throughout the last decade, that is: how to theorize the relation between the subject and politics. In this thoughtful (...)
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  26. Rebecca Mason (2010). Reorienting Deliberation: Identity Politics in Multicultural Societies. Studies in Social Justice 4 (1):7-23.
    Many political theorists argue that cross-cultural communication within multicultural democracies is not best served by a commitment to identity politics. In response, I argue that identity politics only interfere with democratic participation according to an erroneous interpretation of the relationship between identity and reasoning. I argue that recognizing the importance of identity to the intelligibility of reasons offered in the context of civic deliberation is the first step towards the kind of dialogue that democratic participation requires.
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  27. Jeff McMahan (2006). Liability and Collective Identity: A Response to Walzer. Philosophia 34 (1):13-17.
    There is much to admire in Michael Walzer’s discussion of terrorism and just war. I particularly applaud his insistence that liability to attack is a matter of action rather than membership or collective identity. “It is,” he writes, “the extension of violence or the threat..
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  28. Lois McNay (2010). Feminism and Post-Identity Politics: The Problem of Agency. Constellations 17 (4):512-525.
  29. Yitzhak Melamed (2009). Review of Yirmiyahu Yovel, The Other Within: The Marranos: Split Identity and Emerging Modernity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009). [REVIEW] Journal of Modern History 82.
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  30. Lydia L. Moland (2011). Hegel on Political Identity: Patriotism, Nationality, Cosmopolitanism. Northwestern University Press.
    "Hegel on Political Identity" draws on Hegel's political philosophy to engage sometimes contentious contemporary issues such as patriotism, national identity, and cosmopolitanism. I argue that patriotism for Hegel indicates an attitude toward the state, whereas national identity is a response to culture. The two combine, Hegel claims, to enable citizens to develop concrete freedom. I claim that Hegel's account of political identity extends to his notorious theory of world history; I also propose that his resistance to cosmopolitanism be reassessed in (...)
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  31. Enrique Morata, Political Levellers. Internet Archive.
    The search for equalitarism in the political levellers of each century.
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  32. Amy Mullin (2007). Book Review: Private Selves, Public Identities: Reconsidering Identity Politics by Susan J. Hekman. [REVIEW] Hypatia 22 (2):204-207.
  33. James Munn (2000). Diagnosising the Identity Crisis of Culture: Are We Learning Nothing From History? Critical Horizons 1 (2):341-365.
    This paper argues that we should think of culture and identity as separate concepts, involving distinct objects of enquiry. Whilst identity based theories tend to tell fragmented stories about culture and become overly concerned with difference and particular subjectivities, this paper claims that cultures emerge from a process of internal negotiation which requires only coherence and not homogeneity. In other words, members of cultures need not share all their features in order to be genuine members.
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  34. Linda Nicholson (2013). Identity, Politics Of. In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell
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  35. Narendar Pani (2011). Gandhi's Concept of Action and Identity Politics. Asian Philosophy 20 (2):175-194.
    The paradox of Gandhi being treated as an ivory-tower idealist despite being one of the most successful political leaders of the twentieth century, can be traced to his using a method to understand social processes that is fundamentally different from the dominant tendency to reduce reality to an underlying system. The fact that his method did not fit into the ideological systems that dominated the twentieth century contributed to it being ignored. This paper seeks to revisit the Gandhian method by (...)
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  36. Shelley M. Park (2007). Nomadic Musings: Living and Thinking Queerly. APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy 7:1 (2007) 7 (1):17-20.
  37. Ashwani Kumar Peetush (2003). Cultural Diversity, Non–Western Communities, and Human Rights. Philosophical Forum 34 (1):1–19.
  38. Ashwani Kumar Peetush (2003). Kymlicka, Multiculturalism, and Non-Western Nations: The Problem with Liberalism. Public Affairs Quarterly 17 (4):291-318.
  39. David T. Risser (2004). Prospects for the Expansion of Democratic Pluralism. In Friederich M. Zimmermann & Susanne Janschitz (eds.), Regional Policies in Europe: Soft Features for Innovative Cross-Border Cooperation. Leykam Publishers:125-134
    Pluralism is an essential feature of liberal democratic theory and practice and rests upon the fundamental value of tolerance. Today, commitment to various forms of constitutional representative democracy appears to be widespread, and globilization has diminished the political, economic, and cultural significance of borders to some degree. But concurrently, in a trend which seems to have accelerated since the end of the Cold War, there has been a marked increase in many areas around the world of conflict, tormoil, and violence (...)
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  40. Tom Rockmore (2012). Moland, Lydia. Hegel on Political Identity: Patriotism, Nationality, Cosmopolitanism. Review of Metaphysics 66 (1):161-163.
  41. Nick J. Sciullo, Conversations with the Law: Irony, Hyperbole and Identity Politics or Sake Pase? Wyclef Jean, Shottas, and Haitian Jack: A Hip-Hop Creole Fusion of Rhetorical Resistance to the Law.
    This article sets out to prove why the law must be investigated in an interdisciplinary fashion which invites an intersection between law, popular culture, and identity politics. First, this article describes how Wyclef Jean, a hip-hop artist, is an active voice of legal criticism and why his criticism is important to a larger discussion of the law. Second, this paper develops a conception of Creole/Haitian legal studies and its importance as an analytical lens through which to perceive the law and (...)
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  42. Anna Marie Smith (2010). Identity Before Identity Politics by Linda Nicholson. Constellations 17 (2):369-372.
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  43. Carsten Strathausen (ed.) (2009). A Leftist Ontology: Beyond Relativism and Identity Politics. University of Minnesota Press.
    Rich with analyses of concepts from deconstruction, systems theory, and post-Marxism, with critiques of fundamentalist thought and the war on terror, this ...
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  44. P. Tittle (1996). Identity Politics as a Transposition of Fraser's Needs Politics. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 11 (1):23-28.
    By transposing Nancy Fraser's theory of needs politics to identity politics, I hope to broaden our understanding of identity claims. Fraser argues that the politics of needs is comprised of three distinct but interrelated moments: (1) the struggle to establish or deny the political status of a given need, that is, the struggle to validate the need as a matter of legitimate political concern; (2) the struggle over the interpretation of the need, the struggle for the power to define it (...)
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  45. Shelley Tremain (ed.) (2005). Foucault and the Government of Disability. University of Michigan Press.
    The provocative essays in this volume respond to Foucault's call to question what is regarded as natural, inevitable, ethical, and liberating, while they ...
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  46. Donald Vandenberg (2001). Identity Politics, Existentialism and Harry Broudy's Educational Theory. Educational Philosophy and Theory 33 (3‐4):365-380.
  47. Ralph Wedgwood (2003). Review of Jacobs and Potter, Hate Crimes: Criminal Law and Identity Politics. [REVIEW] Journal of Homosexuality 45 (1):152-159.
    This is a review of Hate Crimes: Criminal Law and Identity Politics, by James B. Jacobs and Kimberly Potter; it is argued that the arguments of that book completely fail to establish the book's principal conclusions.
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  48. Allison Weir (2008). Global Feminism and Transformative Identity Politics. Hypatia 23 (4):pp. 110-133.
    In this paper, Weir reconsiders identity politics and their relation to feminist solidarity. She argues that the dimension of identity as “identification-with” has been the liberatory dimension of identity politics, and that this dimension has been overshadowed and displaced by a focus on identity as category. Weir addresses critiques of identification as a ground of solidarity, and sketches a model of identity and identity politics based not in sameness, but in transformative historical process.
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  49. David Gordon White (2006). Digging Wells While Houses Burn? Writing Histories of Hinduism in a Time of Identity Politics. History and Theory 45 (4):104–131.
    Over the past fifty years, a number of approaches to the recovery of the multiple pasts of Hinduism have held the field. These include that of the discipline of History of Religions as it is constituted in North America as well as those of the Hindu nationalists, the col and post-colonial historians, and the Subaltern Studies School. None of these approaches have proven satisfactory because, for methodological or ideological reasons, none have adequately addressed human agency or historical change in their (...)
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  50. Michael P. Wolf (2002). A Grasshopper Walks Into a Bar: The Role of Humour in Normativity. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 32 (3):330–343.
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