It's All In the Family: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Nation

  title={It's All In the Family: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Nation},
  author={P. Collins},
  journal={Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy},
  • P. Collins
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Intersectionality has attracted substantial scholarly attention in the 1990s. Rather than examining gender, race, class, and nation as distinctive social hierarchies, intersectionality examines how they mutually construct one another. I explore how the traditional family ideal functions as a privileged exemplar of intersectionality in the United States. Each of its six dimensions demonstrates specific connections between family as a gendered system of social organization, racial ideas and… Expand
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