Latina feminism, experience and the self

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The following paper discusses Latina feminist debates on selfhood and identity. Since work by Latina feminists is not widely recognized or studied within the discipline of philosophy, the aim of the first section of this paper is to provide a brief introduction to Chicana feminism as it has been and continues to be pivotal in the development of Latina feminism. Included in this section is an introduction to the work of celebrated Chicana theorist Gloria Anzaldúa who has played a major influence in the theories of selfhood and identity developed by Latina feminists discussed in this paper. The second section analyzes the work of key contemporary Latina philosophers and theorists and shows the manner in which these theorists are reclaiming the notion of experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-254
Number of pages11
JournalPhilosophy Compass
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy


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