author={Sirma Bilge},
  journal={Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race},
  pages={405 - 424}
  • S. Bilge
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race
Abstract This article identifies a set of power relations within contemporary feminist academic debates on intersectionality that work to “depoliticizing intersectionality,” neutralizing the critical potential of intersectionality for social justice-oriented change. At a time when intersectionality has received unprecedented international acclaim within feminist academic circles, a specifically disciplinary academic feminism in tune with the neoliberal knowledge economy engages in argumentative… Expand
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Unsafe Travel: Experiencing Intersectionality and Feminist Displacements
  • G. Lewis
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 2013
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