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

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 34%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $11.93
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 55%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $11.93   
  • New (3) from $28.15   
  • Used (10) from $11.93   


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.

Read More Show Less

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: 905,980
  • 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.

Kathleen Guidroz is assistant professor of sociology at Mount St. Mary's University.

Read More Show Less

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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)