Audiodatei „Intersectionality in transatlantic perspective“

Kathy Davis, Utrecht

22.Jan.2009, 14.30 Uhr, Campus Westend, Raum 1.801, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

The concept of intersectionality emerged in the USA during the early 1980’s, primarily in response to Black feminist critiques of the lack of attention to issues of race and racism within feminist theory. Since then, the concept has travelled across the globe, particularly within Europe. It has been taken up, rearticulated, and deployed in very different ways and for very different purposes. My talk explores some of the differences in the theoretical production and reception of intersectionality. After situating these differences in the historical, academic, and ideological contexts on both sides of the Atlantic, I draw some conclusions concerning the usefulness of intersectionality for feminist theory in a globalizing world.

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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