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

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Overview

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. In 18 essays, contributors here look specifically at gender inequalities related to globalization, health, motherhood, sexuality, body image, and aging. Together, these essays provide a critical overview of intersectionality, highlight new theoretical and methodological advances, and make a strong case for the continued use of the intersectional approach.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807859810
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 534,554
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michele Tracy Berger is associate professor of women's studies and adjunct professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kathleen Guidroz is assistant professor of sociology at Mount St. Mary's University.
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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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