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Examining the Limitations of Identity Politics

Terry has a discussion about the politics of identity, the strengths and limitations of social and political movements that define themselves by ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. She talks with Ellen Willis, professor of journalism at NYU; Edward Said, professor of literature at Columbia; and Gayle Pemberton, associate director of African American studies at Princeton.


Other segments from the episode on May 4, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 4, 1993: Interview with Ellen Willis, Edward Said, and Gayle Pemberton; Interview with Michael Tolkin; Review of the television shows "The Return of Ironside," "The…


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