On Intersectionality: The Essential Writings of Kimberle Crenshaw

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Over the past twenty years, the concept of intersectionality” has emerged as an influential approach to understanding the complex facets of discrimination and exclusion in a society whose memberswith often complex racial, gender, or sexual identitiescan experience bias in multiple ways.

In this incisive introduction to Crenshaw’s groundbreaking work, readers will find the key essays and articles that have defined the concept of intersectionality collected together for the first time. Crenshaw explores how a holistic analysis of discrimination gives rise to a more nuanced understanding of salient social forces. This long-awaited volume examines the Central Park jogger case, Alice Walker’sThe Color Purple, LGBT activism, Anita Hill’s testimony against Clarence Thomas, and other significant matters of public interest. In each case, her analysis challenges and exposes the intricate social dynamics among individuals and groups whose identities are increasingly layered.

This new account covers the evolution of the meaning of intersectionality over the course of two decades and how this concept has radically changed the face of social justice activism.On Intersectionality is compulsory reading from one of the most brilliant critical race theorists of our time.

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Praise for Kimberle Crenshaw:
"Kimberle Crenshaw belongs at the center of public conversationImagine the world we might have if we all took a few moments to engage her ideas."
Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC
"Her name and her work [have] become an introductory point for feminists of all stripes."
"New Statesman"
"Considering its recent prominence, it s surprising to realize that the term [intersectionality] has been around only since 1989: It was coined by legal scholar and critical theorist Kimberle Crenshaw."
"The Washington Post"
"The theorist who first coined intersectionality as a political framework."
"Salon"
"It's now been over two decades since legal scholar Kimberle Crenshaw wrote her original paper coining the term 'intersectionality' and mainstream feminism is still in the throes of a massive storm around it."
"The Guardian"
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Praise for Kimberle Crenshaw:
"Kimberle Crenshaw belongs at the center of public conversation...Imagine the world we might have if we all took a few moments to engage her ideas."
--Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

"Her name and her work [have] become an introductory point for feminists of all stripes."
--New Statesman

"Considering its recent prominence, it's surprising to realize that the term [intersectionality] has been around only since 1989: It was coined by legal scholar and critical theorist Kimberle Crenshaw."
--The Washington Post

"The theorist who first coined intersectionality as a political framework."
--Salon

"It's now been over two decades since legal scholar Kimberle Crenshaw wrote her original paper coining the term 'intersectionality' and mainstream feminism is still in the throes of a massive storm around it."
--The Guardian

About the Author:

Kimberlé Crenshaw is a professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School. A leading authority on civil rights, black feminist legal theory, and racism and the law, she is a co-editor ofCritical Race Theory (The New Press). Crenshaw is a contributor to Ms. Magazine,The Nation, and the Huffington Post. She lives in Los Angeles.

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