|“||Intersectional arguments and research findings have had varying levels of impact in feminist theory, social movements, international human rights, public policy, and electoral behavior research within political science and across the disciplines of sociology, critical legal studies, and history.||”|
—Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies
Intersectionality is the phenomenon in which individuals experience oppression or privilege based on a belonging to a plurality of social categories. The term was coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989.
- Ange-Marie Hancock (2007). When Multiplication Doesn't Equal Quick Addition: Examining Intersectionality as a Research Paradigm. Perspectives on Politics, , pp 63-79. doi:10.1017/S1537592707070065.
- Intersectionality: a fun guide, by Miriam Dobson
- Crenshaw, Kimberlé (1989). "Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics". University of Chicago Legal Forum 1989: 139–67. http://philpapers.org/archive/CREDTI.pdf.
- Truth, Sojourner. "Ain't I a Woman" http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/sojtruth-woman.asp
- Another useful history can be found in: Collins Patricia Hill, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. New York: Routledge, 2000. Print.