Beyond the Cake Model: Critical Intersectionality and the Relative Advantage of Disadvantage

  title={Beyond the Cake Model: Critical Intersectionality and the Relative Advantage of Disadvantage},
  author={Robert L. Oprisko and Joshua Caplan},
  journal={Political Methods: Experiments \& Experimental Design eJournal},
Intersectionality came about as a critique of traditional, uniaxial studies of oppression. The initial wave argued that the intersection(s) of multiple axes of social construction create uniquely experienced forms of domination and oppression that can only be studied within the context of said intersections. Methodologically, intersectional research has been used primarily as a tool of studying dichotomous intersections of race, gender, and class. However, theoretically focused literature… Expand
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