No Place for a Feminist: Intersectionality and the Problem South: SWS Presidential Address

  title={No Place for a Feminist: Intersectionality and the Problem South: SWS Presidential Address},
  author={W. Jackson Rushing},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  pages={293 - 309}
  • W. Rushing
  • Published 27 March 2017
  • Sociology
  • Gender & Society
Perceptions of the American South as being no place for a feminist continue to affect and inform decisions about research and activism in the region. By taking a closer look at Memphis and the American South, and by questioning longstanding assumptions, stereotypes, and omissions about the region, we create additional opportunities for further discussion about the complexities of feminism, intersectionality, and place. I challenge two common assumptions about the South. The first is the… 

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