Learning from Experience
Minority Identities, Multicultural Struggles
By (author) Paula M. L. Moya
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Learning from Experience by Paula M. L. Moya
Book DescriptionIn "Learning from Experience", Paula Moya offers an alternative to some influential philosophical assumptions about identity and experience in contemporary literary theory. Arguing that the texts and lived experiences of subordinated people are rich sources of insight about our society, Moya presents a nuanced universalist justification for identity-based work in ethnic studies. This strikingly original book provides eloquent analyses of such postmodernist feminists as Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, Norma Alarcon, and Chela Sandoval, and counters the assimilationist proposals of minority neoconservatives such as Shelby Steele and Richard Rodriguez. It advances realist proposals for multicultural education and offers an understanding of the interpretive power of Chicana feminists including Cherrie Moraga, Gloria Anzaldua, and Helena Maria Viramontes. Learning from Experience enlarges our concept of identity and offers new ways to situate aspects of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation in discursive and sociopolitical contexts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520230149
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paula M. L. Moya
Social Imperative, Paperback (December 2015)
This book elaborates the social-psychological concept of schema while championing the literary critical practice of close reading to show how literature reflects, promotes, and contests pervasive sociocultural ideas like race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.
Doing Race, Paperback (June 2010)
A collection of new essays by an interdisciplinary team of authors that gives a comprehensive introduction to race and ethnicity.
Identity Politics Reconsidered, Paperback (February 2006)
This book examines how the concept of "identity" shapes the discussion of major topics and issues in ethnic and gender studies.
Reclaiming Identity, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Paula M. L. Moya
'Identity' is one of the most hotly debated topics in literary theory and cultural studies. This work argues that identity is not just socially constructed but has real epistemic and political consequences for how people experience the world.
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Author Biography - Paula M. L. Moya
Paula M. L. Moya is Assistant Professor of English at Stanford University and coeditor of Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism (California, 2000).
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