Framing Intersectionality: Debates on a Multi-Faceted Concept in Gender Studies (The Feminist Imagination - Europe and Beyond)

Framing Intersectionality: Debates on a Multi-Faceted Concept in Gender Studies (The Feminist Imagination - Europe and Beyond)

By: Ms. Maria Teresa Herrera Vivar (author), Professor Helma Lutz (editor), Ms. Linda Supik (editor), Professor Kathy Davis (series_editor), Professor Mary Evans (series_editor)Paperback

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Originally conceived by Kimberle Crenshaw in 1989 as a tool for the analysis of the ways in which different forms of social inequality, oppression and discrimination interact and overlap in multidimensional ways, the concept of 'intersectionality' has attracted much attention in international feminist debates over the last decade. Framing Intersectionality brings together proponents and critics of the concept, to discuss the 'state of the art' with those that have been influential in the debates that surround it. Engaging with the historical roots of intersectionality in the US-based 'race-class-gender' debate, this book also considers the European adoption of this concept in different national contexts, to explore issues such as migration, identity, media coverage of sexual violence against men and transnational livelihoods of high and low skilled migrants. Thematically arranged around the themes of the transatlantic migration of intersectionality, the development of intersectionality as a theory, men's studies and masculinities, and the body and embodiment, this book draws on empirical case studies as well as theoretical deliberations to investigate the capacity and the sustainability of the concept and shed light on the current state of intersectionality research. Presenting the latest work from a team of leading feminist scholars from the US and Europe, Framing Intersectionality will be of interest to all those with interests in gender, women's studies, masculinity, inequalities and feminist thought.

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About Author

Helma Lutz, is Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany Maria-Teresa Herrera Vivar, MA is a scientific staff member at the chair of Women's and Gender Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany Linda Supik is a scientific staff member at the chair of Women's and Gender Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Contents

Contents: Preface, Mary Evans; Framing intersectionality; an introduction, Helma Lutz, Maria Teresa Herrera Vivar and Linda Supik; Section I Intersectionality's Transatlantic Travels a " Geographies of the Debate: Demarginalizing the intersection of race and sex: a Black feminist critique of antidiscrimination doctrine, feminist theory, and antiracist politics, KimberlA(c) Crenshaw; Intersectionality as buzzword: a sociology of science perspective on what makes a feminist theory successful, Kathy Davis; The discursive politics of feminist intersectionality, Myra Marx Ferree. Section II Emerging Fields in Intersectionality: Masculinities, Heteronormativity and Transnationality: Marginalized masculinity, precarization and the gender order, Mechthild Bereswill and Anke Neuber; Neglected intersectionalities in studying men: age/ing, virtuality, transnationality, Jeff Hearn; Exposures and invisibilities: media, masculinities and the narratives of wars in an intersectional perspective, Dubravka Zarkov; Sexuality and migration studies: the invisible, the oxymoronic and heteronormative othering, Kira Kosnick; Psychosocial intersections: contextualising the accounts of adults who grew up in visibly ethnically different households, Ann Phoenix. Section III Advancing Intersectionality: Potentials, Limits and Critical Queries: Beyond the recognition and re-distribution dichotomy: intersectionality and stratification, Nira Yuval-Davis; Embodiment is always more: intersectionality, subjection and the body, Paula Villa; Intersectional invisibility: inquiries into a concept of intersectionality studies, Gudrun Axeli Knapp; Intersectional analysis: black box or useful critical feminist thinking technology?, Nina Lykke; Postscript, KimberlA(c) Crenshaw; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781409418993
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781409418993
  • weight: 482
  • ISBN10: 1409418995

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