Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality: The Big Questions
This ambitious philosophical anthology combines analyses and surveys of contemporary theorizing on social identity.
The editors redirect classic philosophical questions about personal identity to the categories of race, class, gender and sexuality. Readings consist of scholarly, popular, autobiographical and literary writings that engage issues in racial theory, social and political philosophy and feminism. A fifth part of the book on intersection illustrates the conceptual problems with essentialism and the taxonomy of identity politics. The importance of narrative accounts of social life within these significant identity categories is emphasized throughout the volume.