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Summary This category covers discussions of various relevant topics associated with Latinas in the U.S.  Some of these topics include the importance of lived experience in theorizing selfhood and identity, intersectional analyses of the condition of U.S Latinas (analyses that take into consideration the intersection between race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion  and other axes of oppression),  cross-cultural communication, relationship between women of color feminisms and white feminisms as well as development of theories of resistance to oppression and  of coalitions across differences.  The category includes philosophical writings as well as interdisciplinary writings that make use of a plurality of methodologies.
Key works Latina feminism owes a great deal to the work of Chicana theorist Gloria Anzaldúa, specifically her 1987 groundbreaking work Borderlands/La Frontera, The New Mestiza (Anzaldúa 1987). Key works by Latina feminist philosophers  include Lugones 2003, Alcoff 2006 and Schutte 1998. For a recent cluster on Latina feminism from a philosophical perspective see Ortega 2016. For a general introduction to Latina feminisms see Ortega 2015.
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    On the Politics of Coalition.Elena Ruíz & Kristie Dotson - 2017 - Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 3 (2):1-16.
    In the wake of continued structural asymmetries between women of color and white feminisms, this essay revisits intersectional tensions in Catharine MacKinnon’s Toward a Feminist Theory of the State while exploring productive spaces of coalition. To explore such spaces, we reframe Toward a Feminist Theory of the State in terms of its epistemological project and highlight possible synchronicities with liberational features in women-of-color feminisms. This is done, in part, through an analysis of the philosophical role “method” plays in MacKinnon’s argument, (...)
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    The Hermeneutics of Mexican-American Political Philosophy.Elena Ruíz - forthcoming - Inter-American Journal of Philosophy.
    Este artículo aborda la prominencia de las actitudes colonialistas en tradiciones anti-coloniales, observando la capacidad del racismo sexista para adaptarse en la filosofía política Mexicano-Estadounidense. Señalo un paralelo entre el uso de universales culturales en el pensamiento hermenéutico y la continuación de mecanismos interpretativos colonialies en los debates centrales de la filosofía política Mexicano-Estadounidense. Basándome en pensamiento comparativo indígena de resistencia anticolonial, advierto contra tales tendencias excluyentes y mimetismas en un momento tan crítico de la formación de campo, mientras resaltando (...)
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    Linguistic Alterity and the Multiplicitous Self: Critical Phenomenologies in Latina Feminist Thought.Elena Ruíz - 2016 - Hypatia 31 (2):421-436.
    Latina feminists like Gloria Anzaldúa and Mariana Ortega have developed anti-essentialist accounts of selfhood that are responsive to the problem of alterity and hermeneutic alienation experienced by multiplicitous subjects, understood as those who must navigate between multiple cultural norms and often conflicting interpretive traditions. These accounts can be fortified by examining the sense of inarticulacy that arises from having to name conditions of existence undergirded by social and historical contradictions and ambiguities—especially under the experiential stress of gendered social violence, cultural (...)
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    Feminist Border Theory.Elena Ruíz - 2011 - In Gerard Delanty & Stephen Turner (eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory. Routledge. pp. 350-361.
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    Tortilleras: Hispanic and US Latina Lesbian Expression (Review).Jessica Labbe - 2004 - Symploke 12 (1):284-286.
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    “New Mestizas,”“World'Travelers,” and “Dasein”: Phenomenology and the Multi-Voiced, Multi-Cultural Self.Mariana Ortega - 2001 - Hypatia 16 (3):1 - 29.
    The aim of this essay is to carry out an analysis of the multi-voiced, multi-cultural self discussed by Latina feminists in light of a Heideggerian phenomenological account of persons or "Existential Analytic." In so doing, it (a) points out similarities as well as differences between the Heideggerian description of the self and Latina feminists' phenomenological accounts of self, and (b) critically assesses María Lugones's important notion of "world-traveling." In the end, the essay defends the view of a "multiplicitous" self which (...)
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    Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, Containing (Un)American Bodies: Race, Sexuality, and Post-9/11 Constructions of Citizenship. [REVIEW]Heather Coletti - 2011 - Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 21 (1):115-119.
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    Containing American Bodies: Race, Sexuality, and Post-9/11 Constructions of Citizenship.Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo & Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo (eds.) - 2010 - Rodopi.
    “The authors argue that queer, black, brown, and foreign bodies, and the so-called threats they represent, such as immigration reform and same-sex marriage, have been effectively linked with terrorism. These awful conflations… are enduring and help to explain the contradictions of contemporary U.S. politics. We are far from a post post-9/11 world.” Ronald R. Sundstrom, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, The University of San Francisco,United States“If you want to understand how a new biopolitics of citizenship is containing bodies of the (...)
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    A New Kind of Containment: “The War on Terror,” Race, and Sexuality.Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo & Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo (eds.) - 2009 - Rodopi.
    This book addresses “containment” as it relates to interlocking discourses around the “War on Terror” as a global effort and its link to race and sexuality within the United States. The project emerged from the recognition that the events of 11 September 2001, prompted new efforts at containment with both domestic and international implications.
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    Femenismo y discurso de género. Reflexiones preliminares para un estudio sobre feminismo latinoamericano.Alejandra Restrepo - 2004 - Polis: Revista Latinoamericana 9.
    Tras un paneo por el diccionario sobre los conceptos en juego en este artículo, afirma que el feminismo sigue teniendo razón de ser y que su desaparición, nombrada ya como el tiempo del posfeminismo, es una falacia; y que éste como ningún otro movimiento ha comprometido tanto la dimensión subjetiva del ser humano. Recuerda que el feminismo no encontró solución en la perspectiva de la lucha de clase, y revisa la crítica que se hace al discurso de género, a la (...)
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    In-Between: Latina Feminist Phenomenology, Multiplicity, and the Self. [REVIEW]Andrea J. Pitts - 2017 - philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 7 (1):193-198.
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    My Journey in Philosophy: Highlights.Ofelia Schutte - 2015 - In . pp. 189-206.
    This autobiographical essay addresses the author’s evolution as a Latin American/Latina philosopher in the United States, focusing on a shift of perspectives she undertook through the 1970s and ’80s as she gradually became more engaged with her own Latin American cultural roots. She traces the complex conditions that allowed her to pursue a systematic interest in Latin American philosophy and to defend the philosophical methodologies needed to sustain it. Showing how philosophical dialogue across cultures can break down at times but (...)
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    "My Story is Really Not Mine": An Interview with Latina Trans Activist Ruby Bracamonte.Sharon Doetsch-Kidder & Ruby Bracamonte - 2011 - Feminist Studies 37 (2):441-467.
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    La deriva teórica del feminismo.Sonia Reverter Bañón - 2010 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía:153-162.
    En este artículo se analizarán las claves para comprender la encrucijada actual de la Teoría Feminista y poder así entender los retos del futuro a los que se enfrenta el pensamiento feminista. Inmersa durante largo tiempo en un debate centrado en una dualidad ficticia entre feminismo de la igualdad y feminismo de la diferencia, la teoría feminista se encuentra en la actualidad con nuevos retos que superan tal simpleza dicotómica. Podemos decir que la teoría feminista hoy está embarcada en una (...)
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    Goddess of the Américas in the Decolonial Imaginary: Beyond the Virtuous Virgen/Pagan Puta Dichotomy.Irene Lara - 2008 - Feminist Studies 34 (1-2):99-127.
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    The Representation of Cultural Identity inZoot Suit (1981).Rosa Linda Fregoso - 1993 - Theory and Society 22 (5):659-674.
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    Methodologies of Trans Resistance.Dean Spade - unknown
    This article draws from Chela Sandoval's typology of forms of oppositional consciousness taken up by social movements of the last half century to analyze key strategic questions facing transgender liberation movements today.
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    Radical Multiculturalism and Women of Color Feminisms.María Lugones - forthcoming - Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política.
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    Loving From Below: Of Colonial Love and Other Demons.Carolyn Ureña - 2016 - Hypatia 31 (4).
    This article explores the implications of adopting decolonial love as a theoretical and practical model for healing the wounds of coloniality by contrasting its revolutionary potential to the damaging effects of its opposite, colonial love. The latter, based in an imperialist, dualist logic, dangerously fetishizes the beloved object and participates in the oppression and subjugation of difference. Decolonial feminist theorist Chela Sandoval's concept of decolonial love, by contrast, originates “from below” and operates between those rendered other by hegemonic forces. In (...)
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    Racial Interpellation, Civic Education and Anti-Latina/o Racism.Pitts Andrea - 2016 - In Ramón Grosfoguel, Roberto D. Hernández & Ernesto Rosen Velasquez (eds.), Decolonizing the Westernized University: Interventions in Philosophy of Education from Within and Without. Lanham: Lexington Books.
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    Racial Interpellation and Second-Personhood: Understanding the Normative Dynamics of Race Talk.Andrea J. Pitts - unknown
    In this project, I combine theoretical resources from metaethics and philosophy of language with contemporary issues in critical philosophy of race. Drawing from these literatures, I examine the nature of racial norms by developing a non-ideal, situated, and intersectional approach to second-personhood. Second-personhood, as I propose in the first half of the dissertation, serves two explanatory functions with respect to the nature of racial norms. First, second-personhood highlights how manifestations of moral and political agency are embedded in interdependent forms of (...)
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    Faithful Witnessing as Practice: Decolonial Readings of Shadows of Your Black Memory and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.Yomaira C. Figueroa - 2015 - Hypatia 30 (4):641-656.
    This article considers María Lugones's concept of faithful witnessing as a point of departure to think about the ethics and possibilities of faithful witnessing in literary contexts. For Lugones, faithful witnessing is an act of aligning oneself with oppressed peoples against the grain of power and recognizing their humanity, oppression, and resistance despite the lack of institutional endorsement. I engage the work of Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Denise Oliver, and other scholars who offer methodologies and discourses on recognition, witnessing, and resistance. (...)
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    Toward an Aesthetics of Race: Bridging the Writings of Gloria Anzaldúa and José Vasconcelos.Pitts Andrea - 2014 - Inter-American Journal of Philosophy 5 (1):80-100.
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    Situating Knowledges as Coalition Work.Maureen Ford - 2007 - Educational Theory 57 (3):307-324.
    In this essay Maureen Ford examines a selection of situated knowledges discourses in order to make explicit their attention to political effects. She contends, first, that the “epistemic public” constituted through these discourses are multiple, interactive, performative, and layered, and further that they are explicitly political in ways that are denied by standard epistemological approaches. Furthermore, Ford maintains that the political effects circulated within standard and situated knowledges are epistemologically and educationally significant. Attending to the work of Donna Haraway, Patricia (...)
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    Heterosexualism and the Colonial / Modern Gender System.María Lugones - 2007 - Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 22 (1):186-209.
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    On Complex Communication.María Lugones - 2006 - Hypatia 21 (3):75-85.
    This essay examines liminality as space of which dominant groups largely are ignorant. The limen is at the edge of hardened structures, a place where transgression of the reigning order is possible. As such, it both offers communicative openings and presents communicative impasses to liminal beings. For the limen to be a coalitional space, complex communication is required. This requires praxical awareness of one's own multiplicity and a recognition of the other's opacity that does not attempt to assimilate it into (...)
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    US Third World Feminism: The Theory and Method of Differential Oppositional Consciousness.Chela Sandoval - 2004 - In Sandra G. Harding (ed.), The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader: Intellectual and Political Controversies. Routledge. pp. 195--209.
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    Pilgrimages/Peregrinajes: Theorizing Coalition Against Multiple Oppressions.María Lugones - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    María Lugones, one of the premiere figures in feminist philosophy, has at last collected some of her most famous essays, as well as some lesser-known gems, into her first book.
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    Impure Communities.Maria Lugones - 2002 - In Philip Alperson (ed.), Diversity and Community: An Interdisciplinary Reader. Blackwell. pp. 58--64.
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    Methodology of the Oppressed.Chela Sandoval - 2000
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    Multiculturalism and Publicity.Maria Lugones - 2000 - Hypatia 15 (3):175-181.
    This review considers the process of expansion of subjectivity that María Pía Lara introduces in Moral Textures: Feminist Narratives in the Public Sphere. As the complexity of Lara's understanding of multiculturalism is exhibited, the process of achievement of self-realization and autonomy is critiqued as inconsistent with the hidden transcript/public transcript distinction. The "we" to be fashioned intersubjectively in the dialogical process of subjective expansion cannot countenance that crucial distinction to the understanding of those narratives.
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    Multiplicity in Identity: Beyond the Metaphysics of Substance.Crista Marie Lebens - 2000 - Dissertation, Michigan State University
    Any theory incorporating 'identity' as a central concept must respond to the criticisms of identity posed by postmodernists. For feminist theorists, the most complete articulation of such criticisms has been developed by Judith Butler. Butler focuses on gender identity at the level of subjectivity, how the individual is constructed as a gendered being. The conception of subjectivity Butler criticizes is one that legitimates the social order by masking the power dynamics involved in the construction of subjects. ;In this dissertation, I (...)
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    Motion, Stasis, and Resistance to Interlocked Oppressions.Maria Lugones - 1998 - In Susan Hardy Aiken (ed.), Making Worlds: Gender, Metaphor, Materiality. University of Arizona Press. pp. 49--53.
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    Spoils of War: Women of Color, Cultures, and Revolutions.Chela Sandoval, Janet Afary, Berenice A. Carroll, Lewis R. Gordon, Joy A. James, Jacqueline M. Martinez, Shahrzad Mojab, Valérie Orlando, Marjorie Salvodon & T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - 1997 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In Spoils of War, a diverse group of distinguished contributors suggest that acts of aggression resulting from the racism and sexism inherent in social institutions can be viewed as a sort of "war," experienced daily by women of color.
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    Sisterhood and Friendship as Feminist Models.Maria Lugones & Pat Alaka Rosezelle - 1995 - In Penny A. Weiss & Marilyn Friedman (eds.), Feminism and Community. Temple University Press.
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    Oppositional Consciousness in the Postmodern World: United States Third World Feminism, Semiotics, and the Methodology of the Oppressed.Chela Sandoval - 1993 - Dissertation, University of California, Santa Cruz
    This dissertation outlines the forms of oppositional consciousness generated in reaction to U.S. social hierarchy by analyzing the ways in which these forms of consciousness have been theorized by prominent contemporary cultural critics. My thesis argues that U.S. "liberation" movements of the post WWII era generated five principle forms of consciousness in opposition, ideologies which then are unfortunately comprehended by movement activists as antagonistic to one another--a social and psychological fact which serves to divide movements of resistance from within. I (...)
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    Hispaneando y Lesbiando: On Sarah Hoagland's Lesbian Ethics.María Lugones - 1990 - Hypatia 5 (3):138-146.
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    Making Faces, Making Soul = Haciendo Caras : Creative and Critical Perspectives of Feminists of Color.Gloria Anzaldúa - 1990
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    Recensão A: Latina Didaxis XXI; Latina Didaxis XXII; Latina Didaxis XXIII; Latina Didaxis XXIV.Cláudia Cravo - 2011 - Humanitas 63:738-742.
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    The Political Critique of Identity.Linda Martin Alcoff - manuscript
    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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    Discourses of Sexual Violence in a Global Framework.Linda Martín Alcoff - 2009 - Philosophical Topics 37 (2):123.
    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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    Structure/Antistructure and Agency Under Oppression.Maria C. Lugones - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (10):500-507.
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    The Encounter Between Wonder and Generosity.Marguerite la Caze - 2002 - Hypatia 17 (3):1-19.
    In a reading of René Descartes's The Passions of the Soul, Luce Irigaray explores the possibility that wonder, first of all passions, can provide the basis for an ethics of sexual difference because it is prior to judgment, and thus nonhierarchical. For Descartes, the passion of generosity gives the key to ethics. I argue that wonder should be extended to other differences and should be combined with generosity to form the basis of an ethics.
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    Reclaiming Identity Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism.Paula M. L. Moya & Michael Roy Hames-Garcia - 2000 - University of California Press.
    "Identity" is one of the most hotly debated topics in literary theory and cultural studies. This bold and groundbreaking collection of essays argues that identity is not just socially constructed, but has real epistemic and political consequences for how people experience the world. Advocating a "postpositivist realist" approach to identity, the essays examine the ways in which theory, politics, and activism class with or complement each other, providing an alternative to the widely influential postmodernist understandings of identity. Although theoretical in (...)
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    Phenomenology of Chicana Experience and Identity: Communication and Transformation in Praxis.Jacqueline M. Martinez - 2000 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Using narrative descriptions of the author's own lived-experience of her ethnic heritage, Martinez offers a systematic interrogation of the social and cultural norms by which certain aspects of her Mexican-American cultural heritage are both retained and lost over generations of assimilation. Combining semiotic and existential phenomenology with Chicana feminism, the author charts new terrain where anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-homophobic work may be pursued.
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    The Color of Privilege Three Blasphemies on Race and Feminism.Aída Hurtado - 1996
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    In the Flesh and Word.Cynthia M. Paccacerqua - 2016 - Hypatia 31 (2):437-446.
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    Gloria E. Anzaldúa's Autohistoria‐Teoría as an Epistemology of Self‐Knowledge/Ignorance.Andrea J. Pitts - 2016 - Hypatia 31 (2):352-369.
    In this article, I examine the relationship between self-knowledge practices among women of color and structural patterns of ignorance by offering an analysis of Gloria E. Anzaldúa's discussions of self-writing. I propose that by writing about her own experiences in a manner that hails others to critically interrogate their own identities, Anzaldúa develops important theoretical resources for understanding self-knowledge, self-ignorance, and practices of knowing others. In particular, I claim that in her later writings, Anzaldúa offers a rich epistemological account of (...)
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    In-Between: Latina Feminist Phenomenologhy, Multiplicity and the Self.Mariana Ortega - 2016 - SUNY.
    This original study intertwining Latina feminism, existential phenomenology, and race theory offers a new philosophical approach to understanding selfhood and identity. Focusing on writings by Gloría Anzaldúa, María Lugones, and Linda Martín Alcoff, Mariana Ortega articulates a phenomenology that introduces a conception of selfhood as both multiple and singular. Her Latina feminist phenomenological approach can account for identities belonging simultaneously to different worlds, including immigrants, exiles, and inhabitants of borderlands. Ortega’s project forges new directions not only in Latina feminist thinking (...)
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    Reading Cristina García's The Agüero Sisters as Latina Feminist Philosophy.Susan C. Méndez - 2016 - Hypatia 31 (2):388-403.
    Through an analysis of the interconnections or lack thereof between gender and epistemology, I present Cristina García's The Agüero Sisters as a text of Latina feminist philosophy. First, I use the works of Linda Alcoff and Walter Mignolo to illustrate the political nature of epistemology and how women and people of color in particular are disenfranchised from such a political endeavor. Then I examine the connections among the concepts of origin, absence, inheritance, and knowledge-construction in García's novel to further a (...)
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