re-thinking intersectionality

  title={re-thinking intersectionality},
  author={Jennifer C. Nash},
  journal={Feminist Review},
  • J. Nash
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Review
Intersectionality has become the primary analytic tool that feminist and anti-racist scholars deploy for theorizing identity and oppression. This paper exposes and critically interrogates the assumptions underpinning intersectionality by focusing on four tensions within intersectionality scholarship: the lack of a defined intersectional methodology; the use of black women as quintessential intersectional subjects; the vague definition of intersectionality; and the empirical validity of… 
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