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Bibliographic Essay On U.S Latino/A History Book

As a major hurdle in the appreciation of the Latina/o and Latin American philosophical traditions has been the lack of scholarly editions, anthologies that point the reader to classical sources of Latin American philosophy are of great value along with those that point to newer debates in Latina/o thought. Gracia and Millán-Zaibert 2004 and Nuccetelli and Seay 2003 both provide a good set of basic readings in Latin American philosophy with solid historical contextualization that opens the field to the English-reading public, and Dussel, et al. 2009 is perhaps the best collection and overview of Latin American philosophy in Spanish and the only anthology that also includes Latina/o and Caribbean philosophy. It contains entries from almost all key thinkers, themes, and periods. Also important are companions or special issues of journals that provide the reader with scholarly analysis of the ideas that have shaped the Latin American philosophical tradition. Included here are some recent collections that serve as critical guideposts for the reader wanting to learn more about the Latin American philosophical tradition. Each overview is slightly different: some focus upon a particular literary form, as in Stavans 1997, with a focus on the essay. Others focus upon a particular problem; for example, Salles and Millán-Zaibert 2005 is a collection of essays that focuses on the problem of history in Latin American philosophy. In light of the close relation Latin American philosophy has to literature, Gracia and Camurati 1989, a collection of essays on philosophy and literature, is particularly valuable in presenting the Latin American philosophical tradition as one growing from and with a literary tradition. Mendieta 2003, a collection, provides an overview of current debates, while Nuccetelli, et al. 2013 as its pluralistic companion provides accounts of historical perspectives, current issues, and disciplinary developments that have shaped Latin American philosophy and philosophy in Latin America from the precolonial period to the present. Márquez 2008 and Vázquez 2009 offer excellent collections of a wide variety of writings on social and political movements, culture, and philosophy around recent Latin American and Latino/a issues. Gracia 2008 is a foundational text for raising philosophical questions of Latina/o identity.

  • Dussel, Enrique, Eduardo Mendieta, and Carmen Bohórquez, eds. El pensamiento filosofico latinoamericano, del Caribe y “latino” (1300–2000). Mexico City: Siglo XXI Editores, 2009.

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    One of the most exhaustive collection and reference works and one of the only to bring together Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino philosophy with hundreds of short entries focusing on different themes, periods, and thinkers from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latina/os in the United States.

  • Gracia, Jorge J. E. Latinos in America: Philosophy and Social Identity. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2008.

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    A foundational text that analyzes philosophical questions of Latino identity. In section 3, “Latino/a Philosophy,” Gracia argues for a large conception of Latina/o philosophy that would include the work not only of Latina/os in the United States but also of Latina/os in Latin America, and the work of Latin American philosophy more generally.

  • Gracia, Jorge J. E., and Mireya Camurati, eds. Philosophy and Literature in Latin America: A Critical Assessment of the Current Situation. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989.

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    The first five essays in this collection focus on philosophy and offer overviews of the philosophical activity taking place in a variety of Latin American countries.

  • Gracia, Jorge J. E., and Elizabeth Millán-Zaibert, eds. Latin American Philosophy for the 21st Century: The Human Condition, Values, and the Search for Identity. Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2004.

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    This anthology provides a selection of key texts in Latin American philosophy from the colonial period through the present, divided into four parts with helpful introductions to each section along with brief biographical sketches of each thinker featured.

  • Márquez, Iván, ed. Contemporary Latin American Social and Political Thought. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.

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    An anthology of key texts in philosophical, political, and social thought on Latin America; selections are from the 1980s and later.

  • Mendieta, Eduardo, ed. Latin American Philosophy: Current Issues, Debates. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.

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    Features ten articles by leading contemporary scholars and philosophers along with a helpful introduction. Provides and situates some of the key issues and debates going on in the field today.

  • Nuccetelli, Susana, Ofelia Schutte, and Otávio Bueno, eds. A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. New York: Wiley, 2013.

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    This companion provides the most comprehensive overview of the key themes, topics, debates, and thinkers in Latin American philosophy, featuring thirty-six articles by leading scholars in the field.

  • Nuccetelli, Susana, and Gary Seay, eds. Latin American Philosophy: An Introduction with Readings. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003.

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    Helpful anthology with a wide selection of primary texts from the pre-Colombian period up to the 20th century. Divided into seven sections with introductions to each section.

  • Salles, Arleen, and Elizabeth Millán-Zaibert, eds. The Role of History in Latin American Philosophy. Albany: SUNY Press, 2005.

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    A collection of eight essays by contemporary Latin American scholars on the problem of history in and for Latin American philosophy. The introduction nicely situates the contributions.

  • Stavans, Ilan, ed. Latin American Essays. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

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    An impressively broad and diverse collection of seventy-seven essays, translated from Spanish or Portuguese, from the period from 1849 to 1994. Helps bring appreciation to the literary form of the essay and its role in the Latin American philosophical tradition.

  • Vázquez, Francisco H., ed. Latino/a Thought: Culture, Politics, and Society. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

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    An excellent collection of key writers, thinkers, and activists in the Latino/a tradition.

  • Forging People

    Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in Hispanic American and Latino/a Thought

    edited by Jorge J. E. Gracia

    Publication Year: 2011

    Forging People explores the way in which Hispanic American thinkers in Latin America and Latino/a philosophers in the United States have posed and thought about questions of race, ethnicity, and nationality, and how they have interpreted the most significant racial and ethnic labels used in Hispanic America in connection with issues of rights, nationalism, power, and identity. Following the first introductory chapter, each of the essays addresses one or more influential thinkers, ranging from Bartolomé de Las Casas on race and the rights of Amerindians; to Simon Bolívar's struggle with questions of how to forge a nation from disparate populations; to modern and contemporary thinkers on issues of race, unity, assimilation, and diversity. Each essay carefully and clearly presents the views of key authors in their historical and philosophical context and provides brief biographical sketches and reading lists, as aids to students and other readers.

    Published by: University of Notre Dame Press

    1. Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in Hispanic American and Latino/a Thought

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    pp. 1-28

    2. The New Black Legend of Bartolomé de Las Casas: Race and Personhood

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    pp. 31-54

    Part II. Independence and the Enlightenment

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    p. 55

    3. Men or Citizens? The Making of Bolívar’s Patria

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    pp. 57-84

    4. Andrés Bello: Race and National Political Culture

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    pp. 85-98

    5. Undoing “Race”: Martí’s Historical Predicament

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    pp. 99-123

    6. Sarmiento on Barbarism, Race, and Nation Building

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    pp. 127-151

    7. Justo Sierra and the Forging of a Mexican Nation

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    pp. 152-178

    Part IV. Challenges in the Twentieth Century

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    p. 179

    9. Zarathustra Criollo: Vasconcelos on Race

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    pp. 203-227

    10. The Amauta’s Ambivalence: Mariátegui on Race

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    pp. 228-248

    11. Mestizaje, mexicanidad, and Assimilation: Zea on Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality

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    pp. 249-268

    12. Latino/a Identity and the Search for Unity: Alcoff, Corlett, and Gracia

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    pp. 271-302

    E-ISBN-13: 9780268080662
    E-ISBN-10: 0268080666
    Print-ISBN-13: 9780268029821
    Print-ISBN-10: 0268029822

    Page Count: 336
    Illustrations: NA
    Publication Year: 2011

    OCLC Number: 794925843
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