Intersectionality : origins, contestations, horizons /

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Author / Creator:Carastathis, Anna, 1981- author.
Imprint:Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016.
Description:1 online resource (xxiii, 272 pages)
Series:Expanding frontiers, interdisciplinary approaches to studies of women, gender, and sexuality
Expanding frontiers.
Subject:Feminist theory.
Women's studies.
Women, Black.
African Americans -- Race identity.
Intersectionality (Sociology)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
Intersectionality (Sociology)
African Americans -- Race identity.
Feminist theory.
Women, Black.
Women's studies.
Schwarze Frau
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-261) and index.
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Summary:"Intersectionality intervenes in the field of intersectionality studies: the integrative examination of the effects of racial, gendered, and class power on people's lives. While "intersectionality" circulates as a buzzword, Anna Carastathis joins other critical voices to urge a more careful reading. Challenging the narratives of arrival that surround it, Carastathis argues that intersectionality is a horizon, illuminating ways of thinking that have yet to be realized; consequently, calls to "go beyond" intersectionality are premature. A provisional interpretation of intersectionality can disorient habits of essentialism, categorial purity, and prototypicality and overcome dynamics of segregation and subordination in political movements. Through a close reading of critical race theorist Kimberle Williams Crenshaw's germinal texts, published more than twenty-five years ago, Carastathis urges analytic clarity, contextual rigor, and a politicized, historicized understanding of this widely traveling concept. Intersectionality's roots in social justice movements and critical intellectual projects--specifically Black feminism--must be retraced and synthesized with a decolonial analysis so its radical potential to actualize coalitions can be enacted"--
"Intersectionality critically examines the mainstreaming and institutionalization of this concept, offering a renewed understanding through close readings of some of its generative texts"--
Other form:Print version: Carastathis, Anna, 1981- Intersectionality. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016 9780803285552
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