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Author: Jorge J E Gracia
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian thought and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1961, at the age of nineteen, Jorge J.E. Gracia escaped from the island of Cuba by passing himself off as a Catholic seminarian. He arrived in the United States with just a few spare belongings and his mother's diamond ring secured in a hole in one of his shoes. With a Diamond in My Shoe tells the story of Gracia's quest for identity--from his early years in Cuba and as a refugee in Miami to his formative role  Read more...
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Biography
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Gracia, Jorge J. E.
With a diamond in my shoe.
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019018550
(OCoLC)1107057411
Named Person: Jorge J E Gracia; Jorge J E Gracia
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge J E Gracia
ISBN: 9781438477299 1438477295
OCLC Number: 1122790837
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 269 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Intro; Contents; List of Illustrations; Prologue (2018); 1 Farewell to Cuba (1961); 2 Good Morning, America (1961-1962); 3 Hungry in Miami (1961); 4 A Gate to the Real America (1962); 5 Foreigner in a Foreign Land (1962-1965); 6 Surviving Evangelical Fundamentalism (1962-1965); 7 Knowing Myself (1962-1965); 8 Make Love, Not War (1965-1966); 9 Becoming a Medievalist (1966-1969); 10 Pilgrimage to Europe (1969-1971); 11 Landing a Job, with Verve (1971); 12 Buffalo Department of Philosophy (1971-1973); 13 The Vocation and Profession of Philosophy (1975) 14 Two Alternative Research Programs (1971-1974)15 Medieval Philosophy (1975-1985); 16 Latin American Philosophy in the United States (1939-1985); 17 From Rookie to Chair (1980-1986); 18 Beyond Medieval and Latin American Philosophy (1990-2000); 19 The Call of Ethnic, Racial, and National Identities (2000-present); 20 A Place for Literature and the Arts (2005-present); 21 From Hispanic to Latino and Latinx Philosophy (2000-present); 22 Return to Philosophy through Its History (1990-2000); 23 A Paradigm of Courage (1971-1976); Epilogue: With a Diamond in My Mind; Acknowledgments
Series Title: SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian thought and culture.
Responsibility: Jorge J.E. Gracia.

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"In 1961, at the age of nineteen, Jorge J.E. Gracia escaped from the island of Cuba by passing himself off as a Catholic seminarian. He arrived in the United States with just a few spare belongings and his mother's diamond ring secured in a hole in one of his shoes. With a Diamond in My Shoe tells the story of Gracia's quest for identity--from his early years in Cuba and as a refugee in Miami to his formative role in institutionalizing the field of Latin American philosophy in the US academy. Committed to integrating into Anglo America without forgetting his roots, Gracia reflects on his struggles and successes as an immigrant and academic, bringing a philosopher's eye to bear on his personal and professional development as a leading Latinx scholar"--

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