Intersectionality Theory

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Intersectionality: The Future of Theoretical Bridges and Application The reproduction of inequality through the division of labor varies based on historical context, and the same process of exploitation occurs among other groups based upon and grouped by individual traits related to religion, race, ethnicity, and health/disability status. Like the working labor force, these individuals are part of the very same capitalist structure that purposely imposes certain restraints to reinforce conditions to ensure inequality exists based on social categories. Present examples include people with disabilities who despite legislation refused access to specific spaces, as are particular ethnic groups; limited access decreases employment (income), socialization,…show more content…
For instance, an individual living as a single white mother whose only child is from adoption, and is racially considered to be ‘African American’. This woman also works in an industrial trade industry, is unmarried and hires babysitter sporadically to care for her child as she works the late shift; the babysitter is a local teenager who also lives in the trailer park where she and her child live in rural…show more content…
Further, the emphasis on the value of the labor of white males as opposed to female labor being ignored is essentially rendering race and gender absent from his analysis. The exclusion of race and gender foster a feminist separatist movement that may have led to further exclusion in the 1960’s and 1970’s during the Civil Rights movement (Camfield, 2016). Therefore, perhaps scholars that encourage 'separatism ' within the field of feminism or gender studies are not only hypocritical by doing so, but ultimately are doing a disservice to the production of knowledge as well as the betterment of lives of people (Frye, 1983). Failing to utilize the powerful theoretical foundation of Marx 's methodology is limiting the production of critical knowledge that could inform policy or interventions aimed at reducing gender

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