1st Edition

Hispanics/Latinos in the United States Ethnicity, Race, and Rights

Edited By Jorge J.E. Gracia, Pablo De Greiff Copyright 2000
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    The presence and impact of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States cannot be ignored. Already the largest minority group, by 2050 their numbers will exceed all the other minority groups in the United States combined. The diversity of this population is often understated, but the people differ in terms of their origin, race. language, custom, religion, political affiliation, education and economic status. The heterogeneity of the Hispanic/Latino population raises questions about their identity and their rights: do they really constitute a group? That is, do they have rights as a group, or just as individuals? This volume, addresses these concerns through a varied and interdisciplinary approach.

    Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity, Race and Rights: An Introduction Part 1: Hispanic/Latino Identity, Ethnicity, and Race 1. Is Latina/o Identity a Racial Identity?, Linda Martín Alcoff 2. The Making of New Peoples: Hispanizing Race, Eduardo Mandieta 3. Negotiating Latina Identities, Ofelia Schutte 4. Cultural Particularity versus Universal Humanity: The Value of Being Asimilao, Paula M. L. Moya 5. The Larger Picture: Hispanics/Latinos (and Latino Studies) in the Colonial Horizon of Modernity, Walter D. Mignolo 6. It Must Be a Fake!: Racial Ideologies, Identities, and the Questions of Rights, Suzanne Oboler Part 2: Hispanic/Latino Identity, Politics, and Rights 7. Structure, Difference, and Hispanic/Latino Claims of Justice, Iris Marion Young 8. Universalism, Particularism, and Group Rights: The Case of Hispanics, Leonardo Zaibert and Millán-Zaibert 9. Accommodation Rights for Hispanics in the United States, Thomas W. Pogge 10. Affirmative Action for Hispanics? Yes and No, Jorge J. E. Gracia 11. Latino Identity and Affirmative Action, J. Angelo Corlett 12. Deliberation and Hispanic Representation, Pablo De Greiff Bibliography Contributors Subject Index Name Index


    Jorge J. E. Gracia is Samuel P. Capen Chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Buffalo. He is the author most recently of Hispanic/Latino Identity (1999). Pablo De Greiff is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Buffalo and editor of Drugs and the Limits of Liberalism (1999).

    "That a majority of contributors disagree on a range of issues... makes this volume all the more refreshing... worthy of attention by historians, scholars of ethnic studies and Latino studies, and anyone interested in the general debates about Hispanic/Latino identity and politics." -- Journal of American History
    "This diverse collection of excellent essays dealing with Hispanic identity, empowerment, affirmative action, and the people's connection to the political system does a lot to bring understanding to a complex group." -- Choice
    "Latino Studies as a discipline has undergone an explosive growth in the last few years, one happily marked by a multiplicity of visions that meddle without restraint in other fields--history, racial policy, immigration, jurisprudence, the culture wars--and raise urgent, inescapable questions. This volume is a generous sampler of eclecticism. That the reader is likely to disagree with several of the individual conclusions is an asset, for what unifies these essays is not their gregariousness but the rigor, passion and independence of thought they emanate, all of which are pushing the young discipline to unexpected heights." -- Ilan Stavans, author of The Hispanic Condition
    "This book will break new ground for the emergence in philosophy of ethnic studies not only because the scholarship is first rate but also because it fills a void in the current literature...will probably be required reading in the field for years to come." -- Oscar Marti, former editor of Aztlan: International Journal of Chicano Studies Research