Special Issue: Genealogy

I was fortunate enough to have edited a very special issue of the Journal Genealogy, titled “New Directions in Latinx/Latin American Philosophy.” Check it out here.

Article and Contributors

1.”Gloria Anzaldúa’s Mexican Genealogy: From Pelados and Pachucos to New Mestizas” by Mariana Alessandri and Alexander Stehn

Abstract This essay examines Gloria Anzaldúa’s critical appropriation of two Mexican philosophers in the writing of Borderlands/La Frontera: Samuel Ramos and Octavio Paz.We argue that although neither of these authors is cited in her seminal work, Anzaldúa had them both in […] Read more.

2. “The Biopolitics of Immigration: A Genealogy of the ‘Hispanic Paradox'” by Jordan Liz

Abstract The “Hispanic Paradox” refers to the epidemiological finding that, despite a lower socioeconomic status, Hispanics tend to have health outcomes (especially regarding mortality rates and life expectancy) that are similar to, if not better than, US non-Hispanic Whites. Within the public health literature, […] Read more.

3. “Writing Belonging: An Antillean Conversation Between Luisa Capetillo and Ofelia Rodríguez Acosta” by Stephanie Rivera Berruz

Abstract This essay comparatively reads the intellectual contributions of Luisa Capetillo and Ofelia Rodríguez Acosta. I argue that Capetillo and Rodríguez Acosta offer unique and under-appreciated perspectives on what I term the assemblages of belonging that resist the regulatory normalization of sexuality and the […] Read more.

4. “‘The Atlas of Our Skin and Bone and Blood’: Disability, Ablenationalism, and the War on Drugs” by Andrea Pitts

Abstract This paper explores the relationship between disability and the aspirational health of the civic body through an analysis of the criminalization of immigration and the war on drugs. In particular, this paper utilizes tools from transnational disability studies to examine the formation and […] Read more.

5. “Aztec Metaphysics—Two Interpretations of an Evanescent World” by Jorge Montiel

Abstract This paper contrasts two contemporary approaches to Nahua metaphysics by focusing on the stance of the Nahua tlamatinime (philosophers) regarding the nature of reality. Miguel León-Portilla and James Maffie offer the two most comprehensive interpretations of Nahua philosophy. Although León-Portilla and Maffie agree […] Read more.

6. “The Roots of Carlos Vaz Ferreira’s Philosophy” by Amy A. Oliver

Abstract Carlos Vaz Ferreira (1872–1958) was Uruguay’s leading twentieth-century philosopher. He worked on social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, aesthetics, and feminism. Considered to be one of Latin America’s most original thinkers, Vaz Ferreira’s philosophy was nonetheless responsive to and, in some cases, influenced […] Read more.(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Directions in Latinx/Latin American Philosophy)

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