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Intersectionality – A Resource for Students and Scholars

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This site is a wiki about INTERSECTIONALITY, built by the Women's & Gender Studies Capstone class of 2016 at Eastern Washington University. It is meant to be an enduring resource for students and scholars. If you would like to contribute, please contact [editor] or [editor] for access. 


What is Intersectionality?

[Short, basic definition goes here.] 



[Longer, more sophisticated definition goes here]



Geneaology of Intersectionality


     -1830s: Maria Miller Sewart (critiques slavery / made sexual violence against slaves a political issue)

     -1851: Sojourner Truth (women of color marginalized / excluded from suffrage)

     -1890s: Anna Julia Cooper / Harriet Jacobs (account of black experiences)

     -1940s Mary Church Terrell / Pauli Murray 

                 Michael Foucault regarded as "original" person to describe intersectinality - whitewashing  

     -1970s: Frances Beal (co founder of black women's liberation committee / double jeopardy 

     -1977: Combahee River Collective (double bind / double jeopardy / intersectionality product of black feminism)

     -1979: Audre Lorde (oppression of women knows no racial bounds, but it is not identical in those bounds)

     -1980s: bell hooks, Angela Davis (Women, Race, & Class / From Margin to Center)

     -1983: This Bridge Called My Back

     -1988: Debora King / Elizabeth Spelmon / Mori Matsuda (triple jeopardy)

     -1989: Kimberle Crenshaw (coined the term)

     -1990: Patricia Hill Collins

     -1991: Third wave feminism (whitewashing / visibility inclusiveness connecting categories / multiply identified center / black lives matter)

     -90s-Now: Boom: visibility / mutual construction of category 


               -Easy to Understand Examples / information (everyone/Ariel)

               -Understanding Privilege: Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Age, Ability, etc (Ariel)

               -Media & Popular Culture (Michaela)

               -Relationships among multiple racial categories (Alexis)

               -Race, Class, Education (Jordan)

               -Education Policy (Allie)

               -Women's Health (Sharkyla)

               -Corporate Culture (Freddy)

               -Activism (Sophie)

               -Movement Backlash - maybe (Ariel)


                    -demonization / stereotypes of feminism in media / mainstream

                    -Vivian May: Speaking Into the Void: critiques of intersectionality / back lash 

                    -Jennifer Nash: intersectionality is equated with black feminism / black symbolism / creation of reality / transnational 


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