By Mariana Ortega

Draws from Latina feminism, existential phenomenology, and race concept to discover the idea that of selfhood.

This unique examine intertwining Latina feminism, existential phenomenology, and race concept deals a brand new philosophical method of figuring out selfhood and identification. targeting writings through Gloría Anzaldúa, María Lugones, and Linda Martín Alcoff, Mariana Ortega articulates a phenomenology that introduces a belief of selfhood as either a number of and singular. Her Latina feminist phenomenological procedure can account for identities belonging at the same time to various worlds, together with immigrants, exiles, and population of borderlands. Ortega’s undertaking forges new instructions not just in Latina feminist pondering on such matters as borders, mestizaje, marginality, resistance, and id politics, but in addition connects this research to the existential phenomenology of Martin Heidegger and to such suggestions as being-in-the-world, authenticity, and intersubjectivity. The pairing of the non-public and the political in Ortega’s paintings is illustrative of the primacy of lived adventure within the improvement of theoretical understandings of who we're. as well as bringing to gentle significant metaphysical concerns concerning the temporality and continuity of the self, Ortega versions a tradition of philosophy that attracts from paintings in different disciplines and that acknowledges the $64000 contributions of Latina feminists and different theorists of colour to philosophical pursuits.

Mariana Ortega is Professor of Philosophy at John Carroll collage and coeditor (with Linda Martín Alcoff) of Constructing the kingdom: A Race and Nationalism Reader, additionally released through SUNY Press.

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