Intersectionality is the study of intersections between different disenfranchised groups or groups of minorities; specifically, the study of the interactions of multiple systems of oppression or discrimination. This feminist sociological theory was first highlighted by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. Intersectionality is a methodology of studying "the relationships among multiple dimensions and modalities of social relationships and subject formations". The theory suggests that—and seeks to examine how—various biological, social and cultural categories such as gender, race, class, ability, sexual orientation, speciesism, and other axes of identity interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels, contributing to systematic injustice and social inequality. Intersectionality holds that the classical conceptualizations of oppression within society, such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and belief-based bigotry including nationalism and speciesism, do not act independently of one another; instead, these forms of oppression interrelate, creating a system of oppression that reflects the "intersection" of multiple forms of discrimination.
The numerical value of intersectionality in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of intersectionality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Images & Illustrations of intersectionality
Translations for intersectionality
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for intersectionality »
Find a translation for the intersectionality definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these intersectionality definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"intersectionality." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 21 Jul 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/intersectionality>.