IPP Workshop Series: Ewelina Pepiak: Intersectionality: Analytical Tool or a Black Box?
Feb 05, 2019
from 02:00 to 04:00
|Where||Phil I, Building B, R.025|
|Contact Name||Elizabeth Kovach|
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Intersectionality: Analytical Tool or a Black Box?
Since the publication of an influential 1991 article written by Kimberlé Crenshaw, intersectionality has been both a methodological approach and an object of study in cultural theory (Lutz, 2011; Hill Collins 2016). Framed most commonly as a nodal point (see Lykke 2010), intersectionality is a method deployed to enable a multi-faceted analysis of oppressive cultural settings and identities characterized by an ongoing hyphenation. We will discuss a few focal questions, such as the function of intersectional theory within and beyond gender studies, analytical proceedings in intersectional approaches, as well as the possible limits and future of intersectionality. During the proposed workshop, participants will be invited to reflect on the origins of intersectionality by comparing its present understanding with earlier notions of “articulation” in British cultural studies and “hybridity” in postcolonial theory. Moreover, a practical part will include samples of intersectional analysis based on visual material and literary texts.
Crenshaw, Kimberlé (1991): Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color, “Stanford Law Review”, Vol. 43, No. 6.
hooks, bell (1992): Black Looks. Race and Representation, South End Press: Boston, MA.
Lutz, Helma (ed. 2011): Framing Intersectionality : Debates on a Multi-faceted Concept in Gender Studies, Farnham: Ashgate.
Lykke, Nina (2010): Feminist Studies: A Guide to Intersectional Theory, Methodology and Writing, Routledge: New York and London.