The Intersectional Approach: Transforming the Academy through Race, Class, and Gender / Edition 1

The Intersectional Approach: Transforming the Academy through Race, Class, and Gender / Edition 1

by Michele Tracy Berger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807859818

ISBN-13: 9780807859810

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Intersectionality, or the consideration of race, class, and gender, is one of the prominent contemporary theoretical contributions made by scholars in the field of women's studies that now broadly extends across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Taking stock of this transformative paradigm, The Intersectional Approach guides new and

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Intersectionality, or the consideration of race, class, and gender, is one of the prominent contemporary theoretical contributions made by scholars in the field of women's studies that now broadly extends across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Taking stock of this transformative paradigm, The Intersectional Approach guides new and established researchers to engage in a critical reflection about the broad adoption of intersectionality that constitutes what the editors call a new "social literacy" for scholars.

In eighteen essays, contributors examine various topics of interest to students and researchers from a feminist perspective as well as through their respective disciplines, looking specifically at gender inequalities related to globalization, health, motherhood, sexuality, body image, and aging. Together, these essays provide a critical overview of the paradigm, highlight new theoretical and methodological advances, and make a strong case for the continued use of the intersectional approach both within the borders of women's and gender studies and beyond.

Contributors:
Lidia Anchisi, Gettysburg College
Naomi Andre, University of Michigan
Jean Ait Belkhir, Southern University at New Orleans
Michele Tracy Berger, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kia Lilly Caldwell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan
Kimberle Crenshaw, University of California, Los Angeles
Bonnie Thornton Dill, University of Maryland
Michelle Fine, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Jennifer Fish, Old Dominion University
Mako Fitts, Seattle University
Kathleen Guidroz, Mount St. Mary's University
Ivette Guzman-Zavala, Lebanon Valley College
Kaaren Haldeman, Durham, North Carolina
Catherine E. Harnois, Wake Forest University
AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman's University
Rachel E. Luft, University of New Orleans
Gary K. Perry, Seattle University
Jennifer Rothchild, University of Minnesota, Morris
Ann Russo, DePaul University
Natalie J. Sabik, University of Michigan
Jessica Holden Sherwood, University of Rhode Island
Yvette Taylor, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807859810
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
947,080
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Michele Tracy Berger Kathleen Guidroz 1

I Foundations of Intersectionality

Race, Class, and Gender Prospects for an All-inclusive Sisterhood Bonnie Thornton Dill 25

Intersectionality and Feminist Politics Nira Yuval-Davis 44

A Conversation with Founding Scholars of Intersectionality Kimberlé Crenshaw, Nira Yuval-Davis Michelle Fine Kathleen Guidroz Michele Tracy Berger 61

II Theoretical Explorations

From Intersections to Interconnections Lessons for Transformation from this Bridge Called My Back: Radical Writings by Women of Color Analouise Keating 81

Intersectionality and the Risk of Flattening Difference Gender and Race Logics, and the Strategic Use of Antiracist Singularity Rachel E. Luft 100

Black Women and the Development of Intersectional Health Policy in Brazil Kia Lilly Caldwell 118

The View from the Country Club Wealthy Whites and the Matrix of Privilege Jessica Holden Sherwood 136

III Methodological Innovations

Imagining a "Feminist Revolution" Can Multiracial Feminism Revolutionize Quantitative Social Science Research? Catherine E. Harnois 157

Repairing a Broken Mirror Intersectional Approaches to Diverse Women's Perceptions of Beauty and Bodies Elizabeth R. Cole Natalie J. Sabik 173

Interesting Intersections? Researching Class, Gender, and Sexuality Yvette Taylor 193

The "Burden and Blessing" of Being a Black Woman Engaging Intersectionality through an Anthropology of Pregnancy and Motherhood among African American Women Kaaren Haldeman 210

Exploring Occupational Stereotyping in the New Economy the Intersectional Tradition Meets Mixed Methods Research Gary K. Perry 229

IV Bridging Theory andPraxis

Institutionalizing Intersectionality Rejections on the Structure of Women's Studies Departments and Programs Mako Fitts 249

Teaching Opera in Prison Naomi André 258

Intersections of Scholar-Activism in Feminist Fieldwork Reflections on Nepal and South Africa Jennifer Fish Jennifer Rothchild 267

Milk and Blood Rivaling and Familial Ties in Eccentric Neighborhoods by Puerto Rican Writer Rosario Ferré Ivette Guzmán-Zavala 278

One, No One, and a Hundred Thousand On Being a Korean Woman Adopted by European Parents Lidia Anchisi 290

The "Johnny's Story" Founder of the Race, Gender and Class Journal Jean Ait Belkhir 300

Epilogue: The Future of Intersectionality: What's at Stake Ann Russo 309

Contributors 319

Index 325

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