We all hold multiple social identities simultaneously, such as race, gender, and sexuality. Intersectionality examines how multiple oppressed identities interact to create overlapping and compounding systems of disadvantage.
Click on the links below to learn about the evolution and relevance of intersectionality in the context of various social issues.
- The Danger of a Single Story
- Intersectionality & Social Inequality
- The Urgency of Intersectionality
- A Conversation With Black Women on Race
- Hillary Clinton’s Intersectional Politics
- Women’s March on Washington Opens Contentious Dialogues About Race
- Doing Better At Intersectionality
- Why intersectionality can’t wait
- Race And Feminism: Women’s March Recalls The Touchy History
Academic Journals and Books
Crenshaw, K. (1991). Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color. Stanford Law Review, 43(6), 1241-1299. doi:10.2307/1229039
Nash, J. (2008). Re-thinking intersectionality. Feminist Review, (89), 1-15.
Choo, H. Y., & Ferree, M. M. (2010). Practicing intersectionality in sociological research: A critical analysis of inclusions, interactions, and institutions in the study of inequalities*. Sociological Theory, 28(2), 129-149,245
Carbado, D., Crenshaw, K., Mays, V., & Tomlinson, B. (2013). Intersectionality. Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race. Vol.10(2), pp.303-312
Bose, C. (2012). Intersectionality and Global Gender Inequality. Gender & Society, 26(1), 67-72.
Warner, & Brown. (2011). Understanding how race/ethnicity and gender define age-trajectories of disability: An intersectionality approach. Social Science & Medicine, 72(8), 1236-1248.
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