Intersectionality In Race And Gender

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Furthermore in defining intersectionality, Hill Collins (1998: 27) argues: That scholarship in the 1980s and 1990s increasingly focused on uncovering connections amongst systems of oppression organised along axes of social class, gender, race and nationalism. Within the paradigms of intersectionality, any specific locations, social location where such systems meet or intersect generates a distinctive group history or experience Hill Collins(1998) further expatiates her argument by stating that, “ for example, intersectionality holds that knowing a woman lives in a sexist society is insufficient information to describe her experience; instead it is also necessary to know her race, sexual orientation, class, etc. , as well as her society’s attitude toward each of these.” Therefore the application of intersectionality is exclusive to experiences of women, it is excludes the male experience with regards to elements of gender, race, class etc. This scholar will apply intersectionality to strictly in analysing the intersection of race and gender that are limited to the study. The inclusion of political economy of the media and other social and political factors would be useful in applying intersectionality, however they would be too broad and extend the scope of the study. Pinderhughes (2008) states that intersectionality is explicitly used in theoretical than empirical studies, therefore it is often applied in the theoretical framework of the study. This is a partial view

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