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Intersectional Analysis: Black Box or Useful Critical Feminist Thinking Technology?

The concept of intersectionality has become popular among feminists. In recent years, an increasing number of special issues of journals, books, conferences, PhD courses and programmes have been devoted to intersectionality. The conference ‘Celebrating Intersectionality?’ which gave rise to this book was one of these events. The large number of participants and intensive discussions at the conference testified to the attractiveness of the concept. But different kinds of ambivalence and scepticism vis-à-vis the concept are also in circulation. The question mark, which was included in the conference title, was obviously inserted to indicate this.