Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory

Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory

In Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory Patricia Hill Collins offers a set of analytical tools for those wishing to develop intersectionality's capability to theorize social inequality in ways that would facilitate social change.

Author: Patricia Hill Collins

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478007098

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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In Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory Patricia Hill Collins offers a set of analytical tools for those wishing to develop intersectionality's capability to theorize social inequality in ways that would facilitate social change. While intersectionality helps shed light on contemporary social issues, Collins notes that it has yet to reach its full potential as a critical social theory. She contends that for intersectionality to fully realize its power, its practitioners must critically reflect on its assumptions, epistemologies, and methods. She places intersectionality in dialog with several theoretical traditions—from the Frankfurt school to black feminist thought—to sharpen its definition and foreground its singular critical purchase, thereby providing a capacious interrogation into intersectionality's potential to reshape the world.
Categories: Social Science

Nietzsche and Critical Social Theory

Nietzsche and Critical Social Theory

In bringing together a wide-ranging collection of essays covering everything from queer theory to labour history, this volume pushes studies of Nietzsche into new areas of research

Author: Christine A. Payne

Publisher: Studies in Critical Social Sci

ISBN: 164259363X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 529

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In bringing together a wide-ranging collection of essays covering everything from queer theory to labour history, this volume pushes studies of Nietzsche into new areas of research
Categories: Philosophy

De Whitening Intersectionality

De Whitening Intersectionality

As a critical social theory, black feminist thought is dialectical, experiential, group
oriented (i.e., standpoint), dialogical and collaborative, dynamic (in its analysis of
social conditions, power, and within-group experience), and committed to ...

Author: Dr. Shinsuke Eguchi

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498588232

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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De-Whitening Intersectionality: Race, Intercultural Communication, and Politics re-evaluates how the logic of color-blindness as whiteness is at play in the current scope of intersectional research on race, intercultural communication, and politics. Calling for a re-centering of difference by exploring the emergence and inception of intersectionality concepts, the coeditors and contributors distinguish between the uses of intersectionality that seem inclusive versus those that actually enact inclusion by demonstrating how to re-conceptualize intersectionality in ways that explicate, elucidate, and elaborate culture-specific and text-specific nuances of knowledge for women of color, queer/trans-people of color, and non-western people of color who have been marked as the Others. As a feminist of color tradition, intersectionality has been appropriated through increasing popularity in the discipline of communication, undermining efforts to critique power when researchers reduce the concept to a checklist of identity markers. This book underscores that in order to play well with and illustrate a nuanced understanding of intersectionality; scholars must be attentive to its origins and implications.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Intersectionality of Critical Animal Disability and Environmental Studies

The Intersectionality of Critical Animal  Disability  and Environmental Studies

Contributors to this book are in the fields of education, philosophy, sociology, criminology, rhetoric, theology, anthropology, and English.

Author: Anthony J. Nocella II

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498534437

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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The Intersectionality of Critical Animal, Disability, and Environmental Studies:Toward Eco-ability, Justice, and Liberation is an interdisciplinary collection of theoretical writings on the intersectional liberation of nonhuman animals, the environment, and those with disabilities. As animal consumption raises health concerns and global warming causes massive environmental destruction, this book interweaves these issues and more. This important cutting-edge book lends to the rapidly growing movement of eco-ability, a scholarly field and activist movement influenced by environmental studies, disability studies, and critical animal studies, similar to other intersectional fields and movements such as eco-feminism, environmental justice, food justice, and decolonization. Contributors to this book are in the fields of education, philosophy, sociology, criminology, rhetoric, theology, anthropology, and English. If you are interested in social justice, inclusion, environmental protection, disability rights, and animal advocacy this is a must read book.
Categories: Nature

Intersectionality

Intersectionality

While "intersectionality" circulates as a buzzword, Anna Carastathis joins other critical voices to urge a more careful reading.

Author: Anna Carastathis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803296626

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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"Intersectionality intervenes in the field of intersectionality studies: the integrative examination of the effects of racial, gendered, and class power on people's lives. While "intersectionality" circulates as a buzzword, Anna Carastathis joins other critical voices to urge a more careful reading. Challenging the narratives of arrival that surround it, Carastathis argues that intersectionality is a horizon, illuminating ways of thinking that have yet to be realized; consequently, calls to "go beyond" intersectionality are premature. A provisional interpretation of intersectionality can disorient habits of essentialism, categorial purity, and prototypicality and overcome dynamics of segregation and subordination in political movements. Through a close reading of critical race theorist Kimberle Williams Crenshaw's germinal texts, published more than twenty-five years ago, Carastathis urges analytic clarity, contextual rigor, and a politicized, historicized understanding of this widely traveling concept. Intersectionality's roots in social justice movements and critical intellectual projects--specifically Black feminism--must be retraced and synthesized with a decolonial analysis so its radical potential to actualize coalitions can be enacted"--
Categories: Social Science

Macalester International

Macalester International

Reflections Finally , I would like introduce two notions within critical social theory
— “ intersectionality " and " performativity " — into our discussion concerning the
divided self and the formation of identity in a global age . Intersectionality , a term
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076218646

Category: International relations

Page:

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Categories: International relations

Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health

Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health

Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health demonstrates why and how theory matters for knowledge production, policy, and practice in mental health, and it creates new imaginings of decolonized and democratized mental health ...

Author: Marina Morrow

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442626621

Category: Medical

Page: 520

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An exceptional showcase of interdisciplinary research, Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health presents various critical theories, methodologies, and methods for transforming mental health research and fostering socially-just mental health practices. Marina Morrow and Lorraine Halinka Malcoe have assembled an array of international scholars, activists, and practitioners whose work exposes and disrupts the dominant neoliberal and individualist practices found in contemporary mental research, policy, and practice. The contributors employ a variety of methodologies including intersectional, decolonizing, indigenous, feminist, post-structural, transgender, queer, and critical realist approaches in order to interrogate the manifestation of power relations in mental health systems and its impact on people with mental distress. Additionally, the contributors enable the reader to reimagine systems and supports designed from the bottom up, in which the people most affected have decision-making authority over their formations. Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health demonstrates why and how theory matters for knowledge production, policy, and practice in mental health, and it creates new imaginings of decolonized and democratized mental health systems, of abundant community-centred supports, and of a world where human differences are affirmed.
Categories: Medical

Is Everyone Really Equal

Is Everyone Really Equal

This is the new edition of the award-winning guide to social justice education.

Author: Ozlem Sensoy

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807776179

Category: Education

Page: 259

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This is the new edition of the award-winning guide to social justice education. Based on the authors’ extensive experience in a range of settings in the United States and Canada, the book addresses the most common stumbling blocks to understanding social justice. This comprehensive resource includes new features such as a chapter on intersectionality and classism; discussion of contemporary activism (Black Lives Matter, Occupy, and Idle No More); material on White Settler societies and colonialism; pedagogical supports related to “common social patterns” and “vocabulary to practice using”; and extensive updates throughout. Accessible to students from high school through graduate school, Is Everyone Really Equal? is a detailed and engaging textbook and professional development resource presenting the key concepts in social justice education. The text includes many user-friendly features, examples, and vignettes to not just define but illustrate the concepts. “Sensoy and DiAngelo masterfully unpack complex concepts in a highly readable and engaging fashion for readers ranging from preservice through experienced classroom teachers. The authors treat readers as intelligent thinkers who are capable of deep reflection and ethical action. I love their comprehensive development of a critical social justice framework, and their blend of conversation, clarity, and research. I heartily recommend this book!” —Christine Sleeter, professor emerita, California State University Monterey Bay
Categories: Education

Defining Critical Animal Studies

Defining Critical Animal Studies

This is the first book to define the philosophical and practical parameters of critical animal studies (CAS).

Author: Anthony J. Nocella

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 1433121379

Category: Education

Page: 241

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This is the first book to define the philosophical and practical parameters of critical animal studies (CAS). Rooted in anarchist perspectives that oppose all systems of domination and authoritarianism, CAS both challenges anthropocentrism and presents animal liberation as a social justice movement that intersects with other movements for positive change. Written by a collection of internationally respected scholar-activists, each chapter expands upon the theory and practice underlying the total liberation approach, the roles of academics and activists, and the ten principles of CAS. With apolitical animal studies and exploitative animal research dominating higher education, this book offers a timely counter-narrative that demands the liberation of all oppressed beings and the environment. <I>Defining Critical Animal Studies will interest educators, students, activists, community members, and policy makers seeking accessible theory that can be put into action.
Categories: Education

Race Class and Gender

Race  Class  and Gender

Featuring an accessible and diverse collection of more than 60 writings by a variety of scholars, RACE, CLASS, & GENDER demonstrates how the complex intersection of people's race, class, and gender (and also sexuality) shapes their ...

Author: Margaret L. Andersen

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 1111830940

Category: Science

Page: 527

View: 760

Featuring an accessible and diverse collection of more than 60 writings by a variety of scholars, RACE, CLASS, & GENDER demonstrates how the complex intersection of people's race, class, and gender (and also sexuality) shapes their experiences, and who they become as individuals. Each reading addresses a timely--and often controversial--topic, such as the sub-prime mortgage crisis, health care inequality, undocumented students, and social media, thus giving readers a multidimensional perspective on a number of social issues. To provide an analytical framework for the articles, co-editors Andersen and Hill Collins begin each section with an in-depth introduction.
Categories: Science

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Communication

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Communication

Critical Feminisms: Social/Radical/ isms, Standpoints, Intersectionality Critical
feminisms are grounded in critical social theory, which focuses on the
empowerment of individuals and operates from the belief that certain groups in
any society ...

Author: Linda L. Putnam

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483309972

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 848

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Organizational communication as a field of study has grown tremendously over the past thirty years. This growth is characterized by the development and application of communication perspectives to research on complex organizations in rapidly changing environments. Completely re-conceptualized, The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Communication, Third Edition, is a landmark volume that weaves together the various threads of this interdisciplinary area of scholarship. This edition captures both the changing nature of the field, with its explosion of theoretical perspectives and research agendas, and the transformations that have occurred in organizational life with the emergence of new forms of work, globalization processes, and changing organizational forms. Exploring organizations as complex and dynamic, the Handbook brings a communication lens to bear on multiple organizing processes.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Intersectionality

Intersectionality

... industrial complex Crip theory, 262–263 Critical race studies, 201 Critical Race
Theory (CRT), xvi, 1, 16, 287 Critical social theory, 35, 49, 166, 172, 230, 305–
306, 308 See also Intersectionality Critical Terrains (Lowe), 10–11 Critical Theory
, ...

Author: Patrick R. Grzanka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429979323

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.
Categories: Social Science

Gender Feminism and Critical Realism

Gender  Feminism and Critical Realism

This book marks a pivotal moment in the intensifying dialogue between the philosophical approach of critical realism and the fields of feminist theory and gender research.

Author: Lena Gunnarsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351401500

Category: Philosophy

Page: 122

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This book marks a pivotal moment in the intensifying dialogue between the philosophical approach of critical realism and the fields of feminist theory and gender research. During the last three decades, these fields have been decisively influenced by poststructuralist perspectives. As such perspectives are increasingly being challenged, this book argues that critical realism is able to serve as a fruitful resource for carving out new paths for feminist theorizing and research. At the same time, it argues that feminist insights on gender and knowledge production have the potential to significantly enrich the field of critical realist philosophy as well. Hence, this book serves as a forum for a number of interventions that, in different ways, explore synergetic potentials as well as tensions between critical realist and various feminist perspectives. It engages in debates over the conditions of knowledge production and the relationship of knowledge to the world, offers new ways of understanding sex, gender and power, as well as the intersectional interplay of diverse power relations, and explores how critical realism relates to new materialist and postpositivist realist approaches. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Critical Realism.
Categories: Philosophy

Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege

Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege

A Critical Social Work Approach Robert P. Mullaly. interpretive social theory , 171
, 325n4 intersectionality , 194 , 217–18 ; social implications of , 195 intersectional
model , of multiple oppressions , 192 , 194–7 , 198–203 , 267 , 290-1 ...

Author: Robert P. Mullaly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: NWU:35556041065616

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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First ed. published under title: Challenging oppression.
Categories: Social Science

Feminist Frontiers

Feminist Frontiers

Specifically , standpoint theory seems useful in analyzing issues associated with
a new politics of containment that places ... relations associated with the critical
social theory of Karl Marx sheds light on race - class intersectionality in the
United ...

Author: Laurel Richardson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: UOM:39015058099055

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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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 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 differences. Feminist Frontiers offers analyses of the causes and consequences of gender inequality 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, with news articles, humor, and other writings from the popular press, complement the readings.
Categories: Social Science

Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots

Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots

Theories of intersectionality at their core understand these arrangements of
inequality as hierarchical structures based in unjust power relations . The theme
of injustice signals the consistent critical focus of this analysis . Intersectionality
theory ...

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: UOM:39015059316318

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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This is the first textbook for sociological theory that is modeled after the texts routinely available for introductory sociology courses. It is concise (although it covers a lot of ground), written in a highly accessible fashion, and includes much of the pedagogy that one expects to find in an introductory text. The book stems from the need of some instructors for a short text to be used in one-semester courses in contemporary sociological theory, or sociological theory more generally. At least some students (and their instructors) have found other texts too long, too dense and too complex. This volume is not only short, but comparatively light (but not lightweight) and less technical.
Categories: Social Science

On Intersectionality

On Intersectionality

The book includes a sweeping new introduction by Crenshaw as well as prefaces that contextualize each of the chapters.

Author: Kimberlé Crenshaw

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781620972717

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 691

A major publishing event, the collected writings of the groundbreaking scholar who “first coined intersectionality as a political framework” (Salon) For more than twenty years, scholars, activists, educators, and lawyers—inside and outside of the United States—have employed the concept of intersectionality both to describe problems of inequality and to fashion concrete solutions. In particular, as the Washington Post reported recently, “the term has been used by social activists as both a rallying cry for more expansive progressive movements and a chastisement for their limitations.” Drawing on black feminist and critical legal theory, Kimberlé Crenshaw developed the concept of intersectionality, a term she coined to speak to the multiple social forces, social identities, and ideological instruments through which power and disadvantage are expressed and legitimized. In this comprehensive and accessible introduction to Crenshaw’s work, readers will find key essays and articles that have defined the concept of intersectionality, collected together for the first time. The book includes a sweeping new introduction by Crenshaw as well as prefaces that contextualize each of the chapters. For anyone interested in movement politics and advocacy, or in racial justice and gender equity, On Intersectionality will be compulsory reading from one of the most brilliant theorists of our time.
Categories: Social Science

Intersectional Pedagogy

Intersectional Pedagogy

Formatted in three easy-to-follow sections, this collection explores the pedagogy of intersectionality to address lived experiences that result from privileged and oppressed identities.

Author: Kim A. Case

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317374237

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Intersectional Pedagogy explores best practices for effective teaching and learning about intersections of identity as informed by intersectional theory. Formatted in three easy-to-follow sections, this collection explores the pedagogy of intersectionality to address lived experiences that result from privileged and oppressed identities. After an initial overview of intersectional foundations and theory, the collection offers classroom strategies and approaches for teaching and learning about intersectionality and social justice. With contributions from scholars in education, psychology, sociology and women’s studies, Intersectional Pedagogy include a range of disciplinary perspectives and evidence-based pedagogy.
Categories: Education

Intersectionality and Criminology

Intersectionality and Criminology

This is essential reading for academics and students researching and studying in the fields of crime, criminal justice, theoretical criminology, and gender, race, and socioeconomic class.

Author: Hillary Potter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136207471

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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The use of intersectionality theory in the social sciences has proliferated in the past several years, putting forward the argument that the interconnected identities of individuals, and the way these identities are perceived and responded to by others, must be a necessary part of any analysis. Fundamentally, intersectionality claims that not only are people’s lived experiences affected by their racial identity and by their gender identity, but that these identities, and others, continually operate together and affect each other. With "official" statistical data that indicate people of Color have higher offending and victimization rates than White people, and with the overrepresentation of men and people of Color in the criminal legal system, new theories are required that address these phenomena and that are devoid of stereotypical or debasing underpinnings. Intersectionality and Criminology provides a comprehensive review of the need for, and use of, intersectionality in the study of crime, criminality, and the criminal legal system. This is essential reading for academics and students researching and studying in the fields of crime, criminal justice, theoretical criminology, and gender, race, and socioeconomic class.
Categories: Social Science

Restless Ideas Contemporary Social Theory in an Anxious Age

Restless Ideas  Contemporary Social Theory in an Anxious Age

Tony Simmons illustrates how social theory provides us with the skills for more informed observation, analysis and empathic understanding of social behaviour and social interaction.

Author: Tony Simmons

Publisher:

ISBN: 1773630954

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Categories: Social Science