Intersectional Invisibility: The Distinctive Advantages and Disadvantages of Multiple Subordinate-Group Identities

@article{PurdieVaughns2008IntersectionalIT,
  title={Intersectional Invisibility: The Distinctive Advantages and Disadvantages of Multiple Subordinate-Group Identities},
  author={Valerie Purdie-Vaughns and Richard P. Eibach},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2008},
  volume={59},
  pages={377-391}
}
The hypothesis that possessing multiple subordinate-group identities renders a person “invisible” relative to those with a single subordinate-group identity is developed. We propose that androcentric, ethnocentric, and heterocentric ideologies will cause people who have multiple subordinate-group identities to be defined as non-prototypical members of their respective identity groups. Because people with multiple subordinate-group identities (e.g., ethnic minority woman) do not fit the… CONTINUE READING

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