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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
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A text serving to found the current discourse on intersectionality. Taking the social position of the Black Female as illustrative paradigm for how intersectional thinking works, in the overlay of anti-racism and anti-sexism. The type of analysis is not new, but the discourse is made more precise and articulated.

Going beyond Crenshaw's text, two related thoughts ;

Questions of intersection of class and feminism is prominent in the work of both (anarchist) Emma Goldman and (communist) Alexandra
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Yerutí Vázquez
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Indispensable lectura sobre el tan necesario concepto de "interseccionalidad". Sería imposible un estudio sociológico que se respete sin tener en cuenta que la identidad de una persona está compuesta de varios factores (género, raza, clase, etcétera), que en diferentes combinaciones otorgan diferentes niveles de privilegio, y que ese privilegio llega a determinar una estructura opresiva y prejuiciosa que minimiza los casos de violencia hacia aquellos individuos con menos privilegios.
Vijeta
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I think Crenshaw was the first person to use the term "intersectionality". This article discusses how the anti-racist and the feminist movement often marginalizes women of colour. So, when you are discussing or trying to provide solutions for women of colour, it is not enough to just look at it from the point of view of anti-racism or feminism but a combination of both (and possible other lenses as well).

This has become incredibly relevant recently. Many feminist articles talk about
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This project attempts to unveil the processes of subordination and the
various ways those processes are experienced by people who are subordinated and people who
are privileged. It is, then, a project that presumes that categories have meaning and
consequences. This project's most pressing problem, in many, if not most cases, is not the
existence of the categories, but rather the particular values attached to them, and the way those
values foster and create social hierarchies.


Essential reading. I
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Amy
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"But to say that a category such as race or gender is socially constructed is not to say that that category has no significance in our world. On the contrary, a large and continuing project for subordinated people-and indeed, one of the projects for which postmodern theories have been very helpful-is thinking about the way power has clustered around certain categories and is exercised against others. This project attempts to unveil the processes of subordination and the various ways those ...more
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Kimberlé Crenshaw (also writes as Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw) is a professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School. A leading authority on civil rights, black feminist legal theory, and racism and the law, she is a co-editor of Critical Race Theory (The New Press). Crenshaw is a contributor to Ms. Magazine, The Nation, and the Huffington Post. She lives in Los Angeles.