Abingdon, Oxon [England] ; New York : Routledge-Cavendish, c2009.
xiii, 377 p. ; 25 cm.
"A GlassHouse book."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This collection addresses the present and the future of the concept of intersectionality within socio-legal studies. Intersectionality provides a metaphorical schema for understanding the interaction of different forms of disadvantage, including race, sexuality, and gender. But it also goes further to provide a particular model of how these aspects of social identity and location converge - whether at the level of subjectivity, everyday life, in culture or in the institutional practices of state and other bodies. Including contributions from a range of international scholars, this book interrogates what has become a key organizing concept across a range of disciplines, most particularly law, political theory, and cultural studies. (source: Nielsen Book Data)