noun: intersectionality; plural noun: intersectionalities
the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.
BooksWomen Race and Class by Angela Y Davis
A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History by Corbett Joan O’Toole
Uncovering stories about disability history and life, OToole shares her firsthand account of some of the most dramatic events in Disability History, and gives voice to those too often yet left out. From the 504 Sit-in and the founding of the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, to the Disability Forum at the International Woman's Conference in Beijing; through dancing, sports, queer disability organizing and being a disabled parent, OToole explores her own and the disability community's power and privilege with humor, insight and honest observations.Introducing Intersectionality by Mary Romero
How can we hope to understand social inequality without considering race, class, and gender in tandem? How do they interact with other categories such as sexuality, citizenship, and ableism? How does an inclusive analysis of domination and privilege move us closer to solutions touching the lives of diverse populations? In this clearly written book, Mary Romero presents intersectionality as a core facet of the sociological imagination. One-dimensional approaches are no longer acceptable. Instead, we must examine all systems of oppression simultaneously and how they integrate and work with or against each other to shape life experiences. Recognizing the dynamics of patriarchy, capitalism, and white supremacy, Romero shows how social inequality is maintained or minimized in various social settings and everyday sites of interactionIntersectionAllies: We Make Room For All by Carolyn Choi and Chelsea Jordan
“If ever a book belonged in every pediatrician’s office, clinic, daycare, shelter, classroom and home, this is it....a stunner of a primer in how to incorporate entirety....valuable for all ages.” —LIT HUB “The concept of intersectionality...is broken down with ease and clarity...cheerful, vibrant.” —Booklist
The brainchild of three women-of-color sociologists, IntersectionAllies is a smooth, gleeful entry into intersectional feminism. The nine interconnected characters proudly describe themselves and their backgrounds, involving topics that range from a physical disability to language brokering, offering an opportunity to take pride in a personal story and connect to collective struggle for justice. The group bond grounds the message of allyship and equality. When things get hard, the kids support each other for who they are: Parker defends Kate, a genderfluid character who eschews skirts for a superhero cape; Heejung welcomes Yuri, a refugee escaping war, into their community; and Alejandra’s family cares for Parker after school while her mother works. Advocating respect and inclusion, IntersectionAllies is a necessary tool for learning to embrace, rather than shy away from, difference.Articles:
Kimberlé Crenshaw - The intersectionality wars
American Association of American Professors, Anne Sisson Runyan - What is intersectionality and why is it important?
Equality Network - Intersectionality Instagram: @intersectionalitymatters -
The podcast that brings intersectionality to life. Hosted by Kimberlé CrenshawVideos:
The Urgency of intersectionality - Kimberlé Crenshaw - Ted TalksA Transgender Woman's Take on Intersectionality - Ashlee Marie Preston - TEDXWhat is intersectionality - The Advocate, Ashley Jiang - Queer 101Kids explain intersectionality, Soyheat