Intersectionality (Key Concepts)

Intersectionality (Key Concepts) Author Patricia Hill Collins
ISBN-10 0745684491
ISBN-13 9780745684499
Year 2016-06-13
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Polity
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The concept of intersectionality has become a hot topic in academic and activist circles alike But what exactly does it mean and why has it emerged as such a vital lens through which to explore how social inequalities of race class gender sexuality age ability and ethnicity shape one another In this new book Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge provide a much needed introduction to the field of intersectional knowledge and praxis They analyze the emergence growth and contours of the concept and show how intersectional frameworks speak to topics as diverse as human rights neoliberalism identity politics immigration hip hop global social protest diversity digital media Black feminism in Brazil violence and World Cup soccer Accessibly written and drawing on a plethora of lively examples to illustrate its arguments the book highlights intersectionality s potential for understanding inequality and bringing about social justice oriented change Intersectionality will be an invaluable resource for anyone grappling with the main ideas debates and new directions in this field

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