Coexisting inequalities and other pitfalls of the debate on Intersectionality.
Helma Lutz, Frankfurt am Main
22. Jan.2009, 10.30 Uhr, Campus Westend, Raum 1.801, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.
This introductory lecture will look at some of the main arguments which are used in the feminist debate in favour or against intersectionality. I will try to clarify why the concept has been embraced by certain scholars and rejected or heavily challenged by others. While intersectionality has made a ‘brilliant career ‘ in the Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian discussions, it was and is met by much more reservation in the German Gender Studies debate. While I share some of the scepticism of my German colleagues, I am also a pronounced advocate of Intersectionality. Looking at advantages and disadvantages I will sketch the high potential of the concept not only for the further development of Gender Studies but also for those studying social inequalities in various national and transnational contexts.
Organisation: Verantwortliche: Prof. Helma Lutz, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften, Robert-Mayer-Str. 5, 60054 Frankfurt am Main; Koordinator_innen: Maria Teresa Herrera Vivar, M.A.,Linda Supik, M.A., Nele Zimmermann, Greta Wagner.
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