Intersectionality

A Foundations and Frontiers Reader

Author: Patrick R. Grzanka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429979320

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader is an accessible, primary-source driven exploration of intersectionality in sociology and related fields. The book maps the origins of the concept, particularly in Black feminist thought and sociology, opens the discourse to challenges and applications across disciplines and outside academia, and explores the leading edges of scholarship to reveal important new directions for inquiry and activism. Charting the development of intersectionality as an intellectual and political movement, Patrick R. Grzanka brings together in one text both foundational readings and emerging classics. Original material includes: Grzanka's nuanced introduction which provides broad context and poses guiding questions; thematic unit introductions; author biographies and suggestions for further reading to ground each excerpt; and a conclusion by Bonnie Thornton Dill reflecting on the past, present, and future of intersectionality. With its balanced mix of analytical, applied, and original content, Intersectionality is an essential component of any course on race, class, and gender, feminist theory, or social inequalities.
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Intersectionality

Foundations and Frontiers

Author: Patrick R. Grzanka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138597167

Category: Critical theory

Page: 430

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Revised edition of Intersectionality, [2017]
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Whiteness, Weddings, and Tourism in the Caribbean

Paradise for Sale

Author: Karen Wilkes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137503912

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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This book examines myths of the Caribbean as paradise. These myths are used as a backdrop to market destination white weddings. The book is interdisciplinary and uses historical and contemporary visual texts to examine the way in which middle class white womanhood assumes a decorative, privileged, and elevated position within contemporary images of destination weddings in the Caribbean. To facilitate the notion of the Caribbean as paradise, the book argues that this production of luxury is highly dependent on the positioning of blackness as servitude. To this end, tourism marketing appropriates the Caribbean’s history of slavery; transforming the region into a site where whiteness can consume black labor as luxury.
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Critical Content Analysis of Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Reframing Perspective

Author: Holly Johnson,Janelle Mathis,Kathy G. Short

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317311493

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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In this book the authors describe their strategies for critically reading global and multicultural literature and the range of procedures they use for critical analyses. They also reflect on how these research strategies can inform classrooms and children as readers. Critical content analysis offers researchers a methodology for examining representations of power and position in global and multicultural children’s and adolescent literature. This methodology highlights the critical as locating power in social practices by understanding, uncovering, and transforming conditions of inequity. Importantly, it also provides insights into specific global and multicultural books significant within classrooms as well as strategies that teachers can use to engage students in critical literacy.
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Writing the Polish American Woman in Postwar Ethnic Fiction

Author: Grażyna J. Kozaczka

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821446444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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Though often unnoticed by scholars of literature and history, Polish American women have for decades been fighting back against the patriarchy they encountered in America and the patriarchy that followed them from Poland. Through close readings of several Polish American and Polish Canadian novels and short stories published over the last seven decades, Writing the Polish American Woman in Postwar Ethnic Fiction traces the evolution of this struggle and women’s efforts to construct gendered and classed ethnicity. Focusing predominantly on work by North American born and immigrant authors that represents the Polish American Catholic tradition, Grażyna J. Kozaczka puts texts in conversation with other American ethnic literatures. She positions ethnic gender construction and performance at an intersection of social class, race, and sex. She explores the marginalization of ethnic female characters in terms of migration studies, theories of whiteness, and the history of feminist discourse. Writing the Polish American Woman in Postwar Ethnic Fiction tells the complex story of how Polish American women writers have shown a strong awareness of their oppression and sought empowerment through resistive and transgressive behaviors.
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Intersectional Discrimination

Author: Shreya Atrey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192588834

Category: Law

Page: 256

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This book examines the concept of intersectional discrimination and why it has been difficult for jurisdictions around the world to redress it in discrimination law. 'Intersectionality' was coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. Thirty years since its conception, the term has become a buzzword in sociology, anthropology, feminist studies, psychology, literature, and politics. But it remains marginal in the discourse of discrimination law, where it was first conceived. Traversing its long and rich history of development, the book explains what intersectionality is as a theory and as a category of discrimination. It then explains what it takes for discrimination law to be reimagined from the perspective of intersectionality in reference to comparative laws in the US, UK, South Africa, Canada, India, and the jurisprudence of the European Courts (CJEU and ECtHR) and international human rights treaty bodies.
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Borderlands in European Gender Studies

Beyond the East–West Frontier

Author: Teresa Kulawik,Zhanna Kravchenko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000707482

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Challenging persistent geopolitical asymmetries in feminist knowledge production, this collection depicts collisions between concepts and lived experiences, between academic feminism and political activism, between the West as generalizable and the East as the concrete Other. Borderlands in European Gender Studies narrows the gap between cultural analysis and social theory, addressing feminist theory’s epistemological foundations and its capacity to confront the legacies of colonialism and socialism. The contributions demonstrate the enduring worth of feminist concepts for critical analysis, conceptualize resistance to multiple forms of oppression, and identify the implications of the decoupling of cultural and social feminist critique for the analysis of gender relations in a postsocialist space. This book will be of import to activists and researchers in women’s and gender studies, comparative gender politics and policy, political science, sociology, contemporary history, and European studies. It is suitable for use as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in a range of fields.
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Feminist Frontiers

Author: Verta Taylor,Leila Rupp,Nancy Whittier

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073404301

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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The most widely used anthology of feminist writings and the first to incorporate issues of sexual identity and sexual diversity, Feminist Frontiers has stood the test of time. With both classic and contemporary readings on cutting-edge topics that cut across disciplinary and generational lines, this text presents the full diversity of women's lives, exploring commonalities as well as interconnected differences. Feminist Frontiers offers analyses of the causes and consequences of gender inequality in interaction with class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and nationality. This anthology also introduces students to feminist theory and methodology. This edition maintains consistent coverage of diverse ethnicities and a global perspective, with greater attention to transgender issues and disability.
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Feminist Frontiers

Author: Verta A. Taylor,Nancy Whittier,Leila J. Rupp

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780073196084

Category: Social Science

Page: 559

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The most widely used anthology of feminist writings and the first to incorporate issues of sexual orientation and sexual diversity, Feminist Frontiers has stood the test of time. With classic and contemporary readings that cut across disciplines and generational lines, Feminist Frontiers presents the full diversity of women's issues and experiences, exploring their similarities as well as their interconnected differences. Feminist Frontiers offers analyses of the causes and consequences of gender inequality in a global context and introduces students to feminist theory and methodology. A sociological analysis opens each of the four parts and eleven sections of the book. Boxed inserts featuring personal stories, news articles, and other items from popular culture complement the readings.
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The Dynamics and Complexities of Interracial Gay Families in South Africa: A New Frontier

Gay Relationships in South Africa

Author: Oluwafemi Adeagbo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030039226

Category: Social Science

Page: 79

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This book provides an in-depth account of a qualitative study on the familial arrangements and domestic settings shaping interracial gay partnerships in the South African context, and it offers both empirical and theoretical insights on the topic. While heterosexual intimate relationships, particularly mixed-race couples, have attracted societal and scholarly attention in South Africa due to the country’s past history of racial segregation, it is, however, striking how little emphasis is placed on understanding same-sex unions in a transforming South Africa. This book is timely and important because it explores the vignettes, complexities and dynamics of interracial gay intimate relationships, an area that hardly gets the scholarly attention it deserves. The book addresses the intersectionality, and the question of how sexuality, gender, racial identity and personal resources influence the relationship as well as the way resilience strategies are drawn upon to sustain the partnership.
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