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Theorising intersectionality and sexuality

  • Irina Schmitt
Publiceringsår: 2013
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 238-240
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Gender and Education
Volym: 25
Nummer: 2
Dokumenttyp: Bokrecension
Förlag: Taylor & Francis

Abstract english

In the light of the critique that intersectionality demands and reproduces static identity categories, the editors of Theorising intersectionality and sexuality, Yvette Taylor, Sally Hines and Mark E. Casey, and with them the authors of the 12 texts in the book, assert the usefulness of ‘claims making, entitlements and “rights” of situated

sexual citizens’ (3), if it is connected to empirical work and engages actual experiences.

In their introduction, the editors work with the mixed bag of historicity that the term intersectionality invokes. Theorising intersectionality and sexuality has its starting point in the reflection that while the vocabulary of intersectional analysis is expanded, sexuality easily is conflated into gender, or counted as possible but ultimately ignorable ‘etc.’, haunting what so easily gets positioned as the margins of feminist analysis. Thus, raising the question of the role of sexuality in intersectional work is questioning researchers’ and activists’understanding of how we negotiate the differences among feminists and our differing understandings of feminism.


  • Gender Studies
  • Intersextionality
  • sexuality
  • theory
  • gender


  • ISSN: 1360-0516
E-post: irina [dot] schmitt [at] genus [dot] lu [dot] se


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