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Intersectionality as Buzzword: A Sociology of Science Perspective on What Makes a Feminist Theory Successful

Intersectionality is heralded as the ‘most important contribution that women’s studies has made so far’ (McCall 2005: 1771). Feminist scholars from different disciplines (philosophy, social sciences, humanities, economics and law), theoretical perspectives (phenomenology, structuralist sociology, psychoanalysis, and deconstructionism) and political persuasions (feminism, anti-racism, multiculturalism, queer studies, disability studies) all seem to be convinced that intersectionality is exactly what is needed.