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Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory
Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory
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Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory

Patricia Hill Collins

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Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory

Patricia Hill Collins

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In Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory Patricia Hill Collins offers a set of analytical tools for those wishing to develop intersectionality's capability to theorize social inequality in ways that would facilitate social change. While intersectionality helps shed light on contemporary social issues, Collins notes that it has yet to reach its full potential as a critical social theory. She contends that for intersectionality to fully realize its power, its practitioners must critically reflect on its assumptions, epistemologies, and methods. She places intersectionality in dialog with several theoretical traditions‚ÄĒfrom the Frankfurt school to black feminist thought‚ÄĒto sharpen its definition and foreground its singular critical purchase, thereby providing a capacious interrogation into intersectionality's potential to reshape the world.

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PART 
I
Framing 
the 
Issues
Intersectionality 
and 
Critical 
Social 
Theory
This 
page 
intentionally 
left 
blank
1
Intersectionality 
as 
Critical 
Inquiry
So 
much 
has 
happened 
since 
the 
1990s 
that 
the 
case 
for
intersectionality 
no 
longer 
needs 
to 
be 
made. 
A 
surprising 
array 
of 
academics, 
activists, 
policy- 
makers, 
digital 
workers, 
and 
independent 
intellectuals 
recognize 
intersec-
tionality 
as 
an 
important 
form 
of 
critical 
inquiry 
and 
praxis 
(Collins 
and 
Bilge 
2016). 
Both 
within 
and 
outside 
the 
academy, 
administrators, 
teachers, 
social 
workers, 
counselors, 
and 
public 
health 
professionals 
have 
increasingly 
used 
intersectional 
analyses 
to 
shed 
light 
on 
important 
social 
problems 
con-
cerning 
education, 
health, 
employment, 
and 
poverty 
(Berger 
and 
Guidroz 
2009; 
Dill 
and 
Zambrana 
2009). 
Grassroots 
community 
activists, 
social 
media 
activists, 
and 
social 
movement 
participants 
continue 
to 
draw 
upon 
intersectionality’s 
ideas 
to 
shape 
their 
political 
projects. 
In 
the 
United 
States, 
for 
example, 
intersectional 
ideas 
reappear 
within 
the 
social 
justice 
move-
ments 
of 
African 
Americans; 
women; 
undocumented 
immigrants; 
lesbian, 

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Collins, P. H. (2019). Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory ([edition unavailable]). Duke University Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1466445/intersectionality-as-critical-social-theory-pdf (Original work published 2019)
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Collins, Patricia Hill. (2019) 2019. Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory. [Edition unavailable]. Duke University Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/1466445/intersectionality-as-critical-social-theory-pdf.
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Collins, P. H. (2019) Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory. [edition unavailable]. Duke University Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1466445/intersectionality-as-critical-social-theory-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
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Collins, Patricia Hill. Intersectionality as Critical Social Theory. [edition unavailable]. Duke University Press, 2019. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.