On Intersectionality

On Intersectionality : Essential Writings

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The most influential writing on the pivotal concept of intersectionality, by the scholar who introduced the term, collected for the first time. Intersectionality has emerged as an influential approach to understanding discrimination and exclusion in our society, whose members can experience bias in multiple ways - as a consequence of race, gender, sexual orientation, or a combination of these. In this first-ever collection of Crenshaw's writing, readers will find the key essays and articles that have defined the concept of intersectionality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 210mm
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1620972700
  • 9781620972700
  • 243,386

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Praise for Kimberle Crenshaw's Critical Race Theory:
"As of the publication of Critical Race Theory it will be unwise, if not impossible, to do any serious work on race without referencing this splendid collection."
-Toni Morrison

Praise for Kimberle Crenshaw:
"Kimberle Crenshaw belongs at the center of public conversation. . . . Imagine the world we might have if we all took a few moments to engage her ideas."
-Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

"Her name and her work [have] become an introductory point for feminists of all stripes."
-New Statesman

"Considering its recent prominence, it's surprising to realize that the term [intersectionality] has been around only since 1989: It was coined by legal scholar and critical theorist Kimberle Crenshaw."
-The Washington Post

"The theorist who first coined intersectionality as a political framework."

"It's now been over two decades since legal scholar Kimberle Crenshaw wrote her original paper coining the term 'intersectionality' and mainstream feminism is still in the throes of a massive storm around it."
-The Guardian
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About Kimberle Crenshaw

Kimberle Crenshaw is distinguished professor of law at UCLA, a professor of law at Columbia Law School, and a co-founder and the executive director of the African American Policy Forum. She is a co-editor (with Neil T. Gotanda, Gary Peller, and Kendall Thomas) of Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement. Crenshaw lives in New York City and Los Angeles.
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