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RACE, CLASS, GENDER? INTERSECTIONALITY TROUBLES
RACE, CLASS, GENDER? INTERSECTIONALITY TROUBLES

Author(s): Susanne Hochreiter
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: intersectionality; identity; language; metaphor

Summary/Abstract: Intersectionality is a key concept in recent Gender Studies. There is a lot research on the question of how to “intersect” different dimensions of identities – such as ‘race, class, and gender.’ This triad of identity (model of “triple oppression”) became a buzzword and has been strongly criticized in the last years. At the same time new approaches can hardly solve the problem of what is denominated, what is not, and what the consequences of this politics of names actually are. The pluralisation of identities makes logocentric thinking visible and at the same time continues it. In this article I will discuss recent intersectionality theory in the context of queer theory and queer politics.

  • Issue Year: 4/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 401-408
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English