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BOOKS

 

IDENTITY COMPLEX: MAKING THE CASE FOR MULTIPLICITY

2011

"Identity Complex is a brilliantly argued, much needed intervention that redefines the terms and changes the stakes of the contemporary debate over identity politics. Michael Hames-García's transformative understanding of identity formations establishes his standing as the foremost scholar in the field."

 Donald Pease, Dartmouth College

Read Chapter 2

 

GAY LATINO STUDIES

2011

“Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader is a collection of essays that's a literate chinga tu madre to the heteronormativity that's still endemic in Mexican (and Latino) society. Remember, gentle raza readers: We can't be homophobes and whine about Mexi discrimination in the same breath. Help eradicate H8 by buying this libro.”

Gustavo Arellano, "Ask a Mexican" column

 

IDENTITY POLITICS RECONSIDERED

2006

“This brilliant collection of essays by intellectual activists is a seminal contribution to the critical debate over the complex field of identity politics. If you read one book on the subject this year, make it this one and join the conversation.”  

Nancy Cantor, Syracuse University President and Chancellor

 

FUGITIVE THOUGHT: PRISON MOVEMENTS, RACE, AND THE MEANING OF JUSTICE

2004

"Fugitive Thought makes significant contributions to critical social, political, and legal theory. Michael Hames-García's discussion of incarcerated writers and social thinkers will benefit theorists and activists alike."

Joy James, editor of Imprisoned Intellectuals: America's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion

Read the introduction

 

RECLAIMING IDENTITY: REALIST THEORY AND THE PREDICAMENT OF POSTMODERNISM

2000

"This collection is wide ranging and provides insights into the complex identity problematic from a fresh and provocative realist perspective, with each essay building upon and extending this theory in new directions."

Rosaura Sanchez, author of Telling Identities: The Californio Testimonies and Chicano Discourse