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By Paula M. L. Moya

In Learning from event, Paula Moya bargains an alternative choice to a few influential philosophical assumptions approximately id and event in modern literary conception. Arguing that the texts and lived reviews of subordinated individuals are wealthy assets of perception approximately our society, Moya offers a nuanced universalist justification for identity-based paintings in ethnic studies.

This strikingly unique e-book offers eloquent analyses of such postmodernist feminists as Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, Norma Alarcón, and Chela Sandoval, and counters the assimilationist proposals of minority neoconservatives similar to Shelby Steele and Richard Rodriguez. It advances realist proposals for multicultural schooling and gives an knowing of the interpretive strength of Chicana feminists together with Cherríe Moraga, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Helena María Viramontes. Learning from adventure enlarges our notion of id and gives new how one can situate points of race, gender, category, and sexual orientation in discursive and sociopolitical contexts.

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