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  1. Linda Martin Alcoff, Comparative Race, Comparative Racisms (2007).
  2. Linda Martín Alcoff & Sarah K. Miraglia, Is Sarah Palin a Feminist?
    We have been teaching gender issues and feminist theory for many years, and we know that there is certainly a diversity of views among women, and men, about what counts as feminist or as good for women. Some may see a competent woman running for V.P as inevitably a step forward for women's equality. But consider this.
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  3. Linda Martin Alcoff, Knowing Self in Power and Truth.
    In her book, Real Knowing (Cornell UP, 1996), and in many articles, she argues, in opposition to many post-structuralists and pragmatists, for the preservation of a notion of truth as partly referential albeit inextricably tied to a context. Furthermore, and in connection to this, she also critiques pure proceduralism in the normative dimension, defending instead a notion of normativity that is substantive but context related, thus, not universal or absolute.
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  4. Linda Martin Alcoff, Latinos and the Categories of Race.
    Apparently, Latinos are “taking over.” 1 With news that Latinos have become the largest minority group in the United States, the public airwaves are filled with concerned voices about the impact that a non-English dominant, Catholic, non-white, largely poor population will have on “American” identity. Aside from the hysteria, Latino identity poses some authentically new questions for the standard way in which minority identities are conceptualized. Are Latinos a race, an ethnicity, or some combination? What does it mean to have (...)
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  5. Linda Martin Alcoff, On Prejudging the Duke Lacrosse Team Scandal.
    First, we should separate out the two distinct realms of discourse that are operative in this scandal: the formal legal one, from the informal public one. Each realm has different standards of judgment, and plays a different role. The formal, legal realm is organized to determine the legal guilt of innocence of the individuals accused, while it should be clear that the public realm—that diffuse and loose amalgam of both formal and informal communications—cannot determine individual legal guilt or innocence. First, (...)
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  6. Linda Martin Alcoff, The Political Critique of Identity.
    Political concerns about the importance of social identity are voiced equally across left, liberal, and right wing perspectives. Moreover, the suspicion of identity is not relegated to the discourse of intellectuals but is also manifest in the mainstream as a widespread public attitude, and not only among white communities.
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  7. Linda Martin Alcoff, The Problem of Speaking for Others.
    This was published in Cultural Critique (Winter 1991-92), pp. 5-32; revised and reprinted in Who Can Speak? Authority and Critical Identity edited by Judith Roof and Robyn Wiegman, University of Illinois Press, 1996; and in Feminist Nightmares: Women at Odds edited by Susan Weisser and Jennifer Fleischner, (New York: New York University Press, 1994); and also in Racism and Sexism: Differences and Connections eds. David Blumenfeld and Linda Bell, Rowman and Littlefield, 1995.
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  8. 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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  9. Brooke Ackerly, Alison Ainley, Linda Alcoff, Ellen Armour, Stella Gonzalez Arnal, Margaret Atherton, Amy Baehr, Bat-Ami Bar On, Robert Bernasconi & Carol Bigwood (forthcoming). Thanks to Reviewers 2006. Hypatia.
  10. Linda Alcoff (forthcoming). How is Epistemology Political. Radical Philosophy.
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  11. Linda Martín Alcoff (2013). Habits of Hostility. Philosophy Today 44 (Supplement):30-40.
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  12. Linda Martín Alcoff (2013). Luce Irigaray Cluster—Editor's Introduction. Hypatia 28 (3):417-418.
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  13. Alison Wylie, Linda Martín Alcoff, Ann E. Cudd & Sharyn Clough (2013). Editors' Farewell Introduction. Hypatia 28 (4):695-697.
  14. Linda Martín Alcoff (2012). Then and Now. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 26 (2):268-278.
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  15. Linda Martín Alcoff (2012). Cluster: The Myths of Maternity – Editor's Introduction. Hypatia 27 (1):73-75.
  16. Linda Martín Alcoff & John D. Caputo (2012). Abromeit, John. Max Horkheimer and the Foundations of the Frankfurt School. Cambridge-New York: Cam-Bridge University Press, 2011. Pp. Xiii+ 441. Cloth, $95.00. Acosta, Emiliano. Schiller Versus Fichte: Schillers Begriff der Person in der Zeit Und Fichtes Kategorie der Wech-Selbestimmung Im Widerstreit. Fichte Studien Supplementa, Band 27. Amsterdam-New York: Rodopi, 2011. Pp. X+ 302. Paper, $87.00. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2):305-307.
  17. Linda Martín Alcoff & John D. Caputo (eds.) (2011). Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion. Indiana University Press.
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  18. Diego José Abad, J. Abe, José Luis Abellán, P. Abrantes, Linda Martín Alcoff & Alfonsín Raúl (2010). This Index Lists Only References to Concepts, Persons, and Terms Significantly Discussed in This Volume or Relevant to Cross-References in the Chapters. Bioethics 364:6.
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  19. Linda Martín Alcoff (2010). Epistemic Identities. Episteme 7 (2):128-137.
    This paper explores the significant strengths of Fricker's account, and then develops the following questions. Can volitional epistemic practice correct for non-volitional prejudices? How can we address the structural causes of credibility-deflation? Are the motivations behind identity prejudice mostly other-directed or self-directed? And does Fricker aim for neutrality vis-à-vis identity, in which case her account conflicts with standpoint theory?
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  20. Linda Martin Alcoff (2010). Rorty's Anti-Representationalism in the Context of Sexual Violence. In Marianne Janack (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of Richard Rorty. Pennsylvania State University Press.
  21. Linda Martín Alcoff (2010). Sotomayor's Reasoning. Southern Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):122-138.
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor was vilified for arguing that one's social identity can contribute positively to judgment or public reason. This paper considers and expands on Sotomayor's arguments, showing that identity is relevant to snap judgments and to sensation transference that affects how speakers are assessed. It further develops a hermeneutic account of identity that can make sense of its epistemic relevance without foreclosing individual variation.
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  22. Linda Martín Alcoff (2009). Discourses of Sexual Violence in a Global Framework. Philosophical Topics 37 (2):123-139.
    In this paper I make a preliminary analysis of Western (or global North) discourses on sexual violence, focusing on the important concepts of “consent” and “victim.” The concept of “consent” is widely used to determine whether sexual violence has occurred, and it is the focal point of debates over the legitimacy of statutory offenses and over the way we characterize sex work done under conditions involving economic desperation. The concept of “victim” is shunned by many feminists and nonfeminists alike for (...)
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  23. Linda Martín Alcoff (2009). Latinos Beyond the Binary. Southern Journal of Philosophy 47 (S1):112-128.
  24. Linda Martín Alcoff (2009). Three Responses. Philosophy Today 53 (Supplement):59-70.
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  25. John D. Caputo & Linda Martín Alcoff (eds.) (2009). St. Paul Among the Philosophers. Indiana University Press.
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  26. Mariana Ortega & Linda Martín Alcoff (eds.) (2009). Constructing the Nation: A Race and Nationalism Reader. SUNY Press.
    What is the norm of Americanness today, how has it changed, and how pluralistic is it in reality? from the Introduction In this volume philosophers and social ...
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  27. Linda Alcoff (2008). Gender and Reproduction. Asian Journal of Women's Studies 14 (4):7-27.
  28. Linda Alcoff (2008). &Quot;dreaming of Iris&Quot;. Philosophy Today 52 (Supplement):4-9.
    This paper provides a memoir and overview of Iris Young's philosophy and a discussion of her account of gender identity.
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  29. Linda Martín Alcoff (2008). Calibans Phenomenological Ontology. Clr James Journal 14 (1):9-25.
  30. Linda Martín Alcoff (2008). Surviving Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality by Jorge J. E. Gracia; Mapping the Boundaries of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality. International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (2):231-238.
  31. Linda Alcoff (2007). &Quot;fraser on Redistribution, Recognition, and Identity&Quot;. European Journal of Philosophy 6 (3):255-265.
    This paper provides a critique of Nancy Fraser's theory of recognition and account of identity and redistribution.
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  32. Linda Martin Alcoff (2007). Epistemologies of Ignorance: Three Types. In Shannon Sullivan Nancy Tuana (ed.), Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance.
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  33. Linda Martín Alcoff & Eva Feder Kittay (2007). Introduction: Defining Feminist Philosophy. In Linda Alcoff & Eva Feder Kittay (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy. Blackwell Pub..
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  34. Linda Alcoff & Eva Feder Kittay (eds.) (2007). The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy. Blackwell Pub..
    The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy is a definitive introduction to the field, consisting of 15 newly-contributed essays that apply philosophical methods and approaches to feminist concerns. Offers a key view of the project of centering women’s experience. Includes topics such as feminism and pragmatism, lesbian philosophy, feminist epistemology, and women in the history of philosophy.
     
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  35. 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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  36. Linda Martín Alcoff (2006). Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self. OUP USA.
    In the heated debates over identity politics, few theorists have looked carefully at the conceptualizations of identity assumed by all sides. Visible Identities fills this gap. Drawing on both philosophical sources as well as theories and empirical studies in the social sciences, Martín Alcoff makes a strong case that identities are not like special interests, nor are they doomed to oppositional politics, nor do they inevitably lead to conformism, essentialism, or reductive approaches to judging others. Identities are historical formations and (...)
     
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  37. Linda Alcoff & S. Mohanty (2006). Reconsidering Identity Politics: An Introduction. In , Identity Politics Reconsidered. Palgrave Macmillan. 1--9.
  38. Linda Martín Alcoff (2005). A Response to Gracia. Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 (4):419-422.
  39. Linda Martín Alcoff (2005). Latino Oppression. Journal of Social Philosophy 36 (4):536–545.
  40. Linda Martín Alcoff (2005). Latino Vs. Hispanic: The Politics of Ethnic Names. Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 (4):395-407.
    The politics of ethnic names, such as ‘Latino’ and ‘Hispanic’, raises legitimate issues for three reasons: because non-political considerations of descriptive adequacy are insufficient to determine absolutely the question of names; political considerations may be germane to an ethnic name’s descriptive adequacy; and naming opens up the political question of a chosen furture, to which we are accountable. The history of colonial and neo-colonial conditions structuring the relations of the North, Central and South Americas is both critical in understanding the (...)
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  41. Linda Martin Alcoff (2005). The Metaphysics of Gender and Sexual Difference. In Barbara S. Andrew, Jean Clare Keller & Lisa H. Schwartzman (eds.), Feminist Interventions in Ethics and Politics: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    “It is certainly true, as nominalists have been concerned to acknowledge, that judgements about kinds are determined in part by human interests, projects, and practices. But the possibility that human interests, projects, and practices sometimes develop as they do because the real (physical or social) world is as it is suggests that this sort of dependence is not by itself an argument against essentialism.”.
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  42. Linda Martín Alcoff, Bat-Ami Bar On, Laura Cannon, Ann Ferguson, Marilyn Frye, Alison M. Jaggar, Alison Kafer, Jean Keller, Sarah Clark Miller, Michele Moody-Adams, Lisa Tessman & Shelley Wilcox (2005). Feminist Interventions in Ethics and Politics: Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  43. Linda Alcoff (2004). Against "Post-Ethnic" Futures. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 18 (2):99-117.
  44. Linda Alcoff (2004). Just Cause: Freedom, Identity, and Rights (Review). Hypatia 19 (3):225-228.
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  45. Linda Alcoff (2004). Schutte's Nietzschean Postcolonial Politics. Hypatia 19 (3):144-156.
    : Much of Ofelia Schutte's work has been focused on the question of liberation, especially for women and for colonized peoples. In this paper I discuss some of the important contributions she has made toward understanding the difficulty of dialogue across differences of culture and power, and toward thinking through the relationships of culture, identity, and social justice. Although I generally agree with Schutte's positions, I try here to initiate a dialogue about some conflicting tendencies I see in her positions. (...)
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  46. Linda Martín Alcoff (2004). Book Review: Drucilla Cornell. Just Cause: Freedom, Identity, and Rights. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000. [REVIEW] Hypatia 19 (3):225-228.
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