Intersectionality: Concepts, Perspectives and Challenges

Thomas Moeller (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC008000

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Intersectionality: Concepts, Perspectives and Challenges first presents a study wherein two students, one male and one female, were interviewed about their transition from a historically black college and university undergraduate program to a predominantly white institution for their graduate studies in biochemistry. The students had similar undergraduate experiences and both shared feelings of isolation, the drawbacks of academic rigor in graduate STEM programs, and the need to represent both themselves and their race.

Next, the authors explore narrative responses of bisexual Latinx women and, through an intersectionality lens, adapted the minority stress model to include their experiences. This study further supports the need for intersectional minority stress research and a necessary focus on sexually marginalized bisexual Latinx women.

The closing chapter summarizes the way in which intersectionality has been at the center of both feminist debates and the theory of gender. In the United States, Canada and Europe, it has achieved a hegemonic status strengthened by its multiple possible applications.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. ''I’m Representing All Black People'' A Case Study of the Intersectional Experiences of STEM Students Transferring from an HBCU to a Diverse Urban University
(David M. Sparks, EdD, Kathryn Pole, PhD, and Jason Denhartog, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, US, and others)

Chapter 2. I’m Not Going to Choose a Side Hermana: Adding Voices of Bisexual Latinx Women to an Intersectional Minority Stress Model
(Dumayi Maria Gutierrez, PhD, Couple and Family Therapy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, US)

Chapter 3. Adding Interactions in Order to Model Intersectionality: An Empirical Study on Self-Perceived Health Status in Argentina
(Matías S. Ballesteros and Mercedes Krause, IIGG-UBA/CONICET and IIGG-UBA)

Chapter 4. Bibliography

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