Journal of Intersectionality
The Journal of Intersectionality is a new international journal launched to provide expression to the complex categories of class, gender, nationality, disability, and other identities. The journal aims to be a leading source of scholarly research into how we might understand the idea and application of ‘intersectionality’.
Print ISSN: 2515-2114
Online ISSN: 2515-2122
Intersectionality is an intellectual expression of the cultural wars that have risen out of the USA’s civil rights movement on campuses across the nation over the last 30 years. In Kimberlé Crenshaw’s groundbreaking work ‘Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color’ (1993), she demonstrated that the politicization of identity, such as race, gender, or ethnicity, often omits differences within the group. Through this work, she has contributed the idea of ‘intersectionality’ which understands the interconnected and interdependent nature of social categorizations and the potential for overlapping systems of disadvantage. Understanding the intersectional nature of an individual’s multiple and overlapping social identities, we can apply this concept to other cases and examples.