chapter  1
Conceptualizing intersectionality in superordination: masculinities, whitenesses, and dominant classes
ByCliff Leek, Michael Kimmel
Pages 7

In this critical review of the literature we consider what we identify as two positive movements in the examination of race, class, and gender before proposing a third. In the last thirty years, scholars of race, class, and gender have, to varying degrees, included both intersectionality and studies of the superordinate within their categories of analysis. We will explore how the historical trajectories of these fi elds shape their movement to explore the superordinate and their movement to incorporate intersectionality in their analysis before detailing what it would mean for all three fi elds to truly embrace intersectionality within the superordinate.