Examining the ways in which feminist and queer activists confront privilege through the use of intersectionality, this edited collection presents empirical case studies from around the world to consider how intersectionality has been taken up (or indeed contested) by activists in order to expose and resist privilege.

The volume sets out three key ways in which intersectionality operates within feminist and queer movements: it is used as a collective identity, as a strategy for forming coalitions, and as a repertoire for inclusivity. The case studies presented in this book then evaluate the extent to which some, or all, of these types of intersectional activism are used to confront manifestations of privilege. Drawing upon a wide range of cases from across time and space, this volume explores the difficulties with which activists often grapple when it comes to translating the desire for intersectionality into a praxis which confronts privilege.

Addressing inter-related and politically relevant questions concerning how we apply and theorise intersectionality in our studies of feminist and queer movements, this timely edited collection will be of interest to students and scholars from across the social sciences and humanities with an interest in gender and feminism, LGBT+ and queer studies, and social movement studies.

part Section one|113 pages

Intersectionality and social movement organising

chapter Chapter 1|17 pages

Borders, boundaries, and brokers

The unintended consequences of strategic essentialism in transnational feminist networks
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chapter Chapter 2|18 pages

Location matters

The 2017 women's marches as intersectional imaginary 1
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chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

Organising as intersectional feminists in the Global South

Birth and mode of action of post-2011 feminist groups in Morocco
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section Section two|148 pages

Thinking through differences in feminist and queer movements

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

Disability and intersectionality

Patterns of ableism in the women's movement 1
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chapter Chapter 8|21 pages

Difficult intersections

Nation(ALISM) and the LGBTIQ movement in Cyprus
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chapter Chapter 9|19 pages

Feminist whiteness

Resisting intersectionality in France
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chapter Chapter 10|17 pages

Intersectional praxis from within and without

Challenging whiteness in Québec's LGBTQ movement
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chapter Chapter 11|17 pages

Paradoxes of intersectional practice

Race and class in the Chicago anti-violence movement
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chapter Chapter 12|19 pages

Intersectional politics on domestic workers' rights

The cases of Ecuador and Colombia
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chapter |7 pages


Privileges confronted?
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