Latino vs. Hispanic

  title={Latino vs. Hispanic},
  author={Linda Mart{\'i}n Alcoff},
  journal={Philosophy \& Social Criticism},
  pages={395 - 407}
  • L. Alcoff
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy & Social Criticism
The politics of ethnic names, such as ‘Latino’ and ‘Hispanic’, raises legitimate issues for three reasons: because non-political considerations of descriptive adequacy are insufficient to determine absolutely the question of names; political considerations may be germane to an ethnic name’s descriptive adequacy; and naming opens up the political question of a chosen furture, to which we are accountable. The history of colonial and neo-colonial conditions structuring the relations of the North… Expand
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