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The Resource Undermining intersectionality : the perils of powerblind feminism, Barbara Tomlinson

Undermining intersectionality : the perils of powerblind feminism, Barbara Tomlinson

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Undermining intersectionality : the perils of powerblind feminism
Title
Undermining intersectionality
Title remainder
the perils of powerblind feminism
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Tomlinson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this provocative book, esteemed scholar Barbara Tomlinson asserts that intersectionality--the idea that categories such as gender, race, and class create overlapping systems of oppression--is consistently misinterpreted in feminist argument. Despite becoming a central theme in feminist scholarship and activism, Tomlinson believes dominant feminism has failed to fully understand the concept. Undermining Intersectionality reveals that this apparent paradox is the result of the disturbing racial politics underlying more than two decades of widely-cited critiques of intersectionality produced by prominent white feminist scholars who have been insufficiently attentive to racial dynamics. As such, feminist critiques of intersectionality repeatedly reinforce racial hierarchies, undermining academic feminism's supposed commitment to social justice. Tomlinson offers a persuasive analysis of the rhetorics and conventions of argument used in these critiques to demonstrate their systematic reliance on "powerblind" discursive practices. Undermining Intersectionality concludes by presenting suggestions about concrete steps feminist researchers, readers, authors, and editors can take to promote more productive and principled engagements with intersectional thinking"--
  • "This project examines the discursive practices of feminist critiques of intersectionality, arguing that they reinforce racial hierarchies, undermine feminism's stated commitments to social justice, and register a perception by white feminists that they have lost control of a certain kind of feminism that centers racially unmarked women"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tomlinson, Barbara MacMichael
Dewey number
305.4209
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1155
LC item number
.T665 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Race
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Feminism
  • Feminism
  • Race
Label
Undermining intersectionality : the perils of powerblind feminism, Barbara Tomlinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interrogating Critiques of Intersectionality -- Category Anxiety -- Metaphor Anxiety -- Legitimating Powerblindness -- The Vise of Geometry -- Intersectionality Telephone and the Canyon of Echoes -- The Invisible White Woman -- Colonizing Intersectionality -- Affect and the Epistemic Machine -- Turning Off the Epistemic Machine
Control code
1033787390
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 270 pages
Isbn
9781439916506
Lccn
2018018510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028628197
System control number
(OCoLC)1033787390
Label
Undermining intersectionality : the perils of powerblind feminism, Barbara Tomlinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interrogating Critiques of Intersectionality -- Category Anxiety -- Metaphor Anxiety -- Legitimating Powerblindness -- The Vise of Geometry -- Intersectionality Telephone and the Canyon of Echoes -- The Invisible White Woman -- Colonizing Intersectionality -- Affect and the Epistemic Machine -- Turning Off the Epistemic Machine
Control code
1033787390
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 270 pages
Isbn
9781439916506
Lccn
2018018510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028628197
System control number
(OCoLC)1033787390

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