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Intersectionality: multiple inequalities in social theory

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Intersectionality : multiple inequalities in social theory. / Walby, Sylvia; Armstrong, Jo; Strid, Sofia.

In: Sociology, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2012, p. 224-240.

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Walby S, Armstrong J, Strid S. Intersectionality: multiple inequalities in social theory. Sociology. 2012;46(2):224-240. doi: 10.1177/0038038511416164

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abstract = "The concept of intersectionality is reviewed and further developed for more effective use. Six dilemmas in the debates on the concept are disentangled, addressed and resolved: the distinction between structural and political intersectionality; the tension between {\textquoteleft}categories{\textquoteright} and {\textquoteleft}inequalities{\textquoteright}; the significance of class; the balance between a fluidity and stability; the varyingly competitive, cooperative, hierarchical and hegemonic relations between inequalities and between projects; and the conundrum of {\textquoteleft}visibility{\textquoteright} in the tension between the {\textquoteleft}mutual shaping{\textquoteright} and the {\textquoteleft}mutual constitution{\textquoteright} of inequalities. The analysis draws on critical realism and on complexity theory in order to find answers to the dilemmas in intersectionality theory.",
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