LSE event – Framing Intersectionality: Debates on a Multifaceted Concept in Gender Studies

On Wednesday 19th October, the LSE Gender Institute is hosting a research seminar where Helma LutzMaria Teresa Herrera Vivar and and Kathy Davis will be discussing Framing Intersectionality: Debates on a Multifaceted Concept in Gender Studies.

The panel is open to all, and no booking is required. It will run from 6pm to 7pm, followed by an informal drinks reception. For details, see the events pages of the LSE Gender Institute site.

Framing Intersectionality

Twenty years after the term ‘intersectionality’ was coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, the edited collection Framing Intersectionality embarks on an explorative journey into the debates of this concept; the book includes articles by proponents and critics who have been influential in this discussion on both sides of the Atlantic.

The volume’s focus, however, is on the European adaptation of the concept and combines the theoretical advancement of intersectional analysis with empirical applications in different disciplines. It includes examples from the discussion in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden etc which go beyond the trias ‘race-class-gender’ by considering the intersections of sexuality, ethnicity, (im)migration, age, virtuality, transnationalism and social movements. The book gives an overview of the scope of the ongoing debates, the various levels of analysis and the range of dimensions which are needed for a further development of the concept in the European context.

Reviews of the book:

Finally here it is: the long awaited state-of-the-art textbook on intersectionality with a predominantly European slant. It is both a thickly descriptive and a steeply theoretically embedded endeavour. Tracing the European “success story” of a traveling concept, we are sensitized to intersectionality’s multiple manifestations in a European context, which also depend on the national theoretical preoccupations which preceded it and on linguistic cultural capital.’    Gloria Wekker, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

This collection captures the very pliability of intersectionality through deep description, creative application and original research. Its robust intellectual heft is showcased through explorations of masculinity, labor movements, embodiment, and migration. A much-appreciated engagement with one of the most theoretically significant interventions of the past two decades, it represents the continued unfolding of intersectionality and its new generation of possibilities.    Lisa Jean Moore, State University of New York, USA

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