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Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life

Handbook of Research on Gender and Economic Life

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Edited by Deborah M. Figart and Tonia L. Warnecke

The Handbook illuminates complex facets of the economic and social provisioning process across the globe. The contributors – academics, policy analysts and practitioners from wide-ranging areas of expertise – discuss the methodological approaches to, and analytical tools for, conducting research on the gender dimension of economic life. They also provide analyses of major issues facing both developed and developing countries. Topics explored include civil society, discrimination, informal work, working time, central bank policy, health, education, food security, poverty, migration, environmental activism and the financial crisis.

Chapter 3: Intersectionality

S. Charusheela

Subjects: economics and finance, radical and feminist economics, social policy and sociology, family and gender policy


This chapter explores the value of intersectionality as a research framework. Initially developed within the context of US black/women of color feminism, the concept has traveled, and now takes its place as a cross-cutting analytic frame within and outside feminist scholarship. The term is usually credited to the critical legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw (1989). While we conventionally date its emergence to the late 1980s and1990s, scholars such as Crenshaw and Patricia Hill Collins (2000) use the term in ways that mark their debt to, and indicate their situation within, the terrain of US black feminist thought. As such, intersectionality is best seen as a term that gestures to a broad body of thought already developed and circulating within and among minority/US women of color feminist scholars and activists.

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