We are still here: re-centering the quintessential subject of intersectionality

Khatidja Chantler, Ravi Thiara

Abstract


This paper argues that “Black woman” should remain the quintessential subject of intersectionality as we are concerned that racialization has been submerged within intersectionality debates. Drawing on research and policy related to violence against women in minoritized communities in the UK, we (re)interrogate the explanatory power and effects of intersectionality.

Résumé

Cet article fait valoir que « la femme noire » devrait rester le sujet quintessentiel de l’intersectionnalité, car nous craignons que la racialisation n’ait été noyée dans les débats sur l’intersectionnalité. En nous appuyant sur la recherche et les politiques liées à la violence à l’égard des femmes dans les communautés minoritaires au Royaume-Uni, nous (ré)interrogeons le pouvoir explicatif et les effets de l’intersectionnalité.

Keywords


intersectionality;violence against women; racialization

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