1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Intersectionalities

Edited By Jennifer C. Nash, Samantha Pinto Copyright 2023
    672 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Companion to Intersectionalities is a dynamic reference source to the key contemporary analytic in feminist thought: intersectionality. Comprising over 50 chapters by a diverse, international, and interdisciplinary team of contributors, the Companion is divided into nine parts:

    • Retracing intersectional genealogies
    • Intersectional methods and (inter)disciplinarity
    • Intersectionality’s travels
    • Intersectional borderwork
    • Trans* intersectionalities
    • Disability and intersectional embodiment
    • Intersectional science and data studies
    • Popular culture at the intersections
    • Rethinking intersectional justice

    This accessibly written collection is essential reading for students, teachers, and researchers working in women’s and gender studies, sexuality studies, African American studies, sociology, politics, and other related subjects from across the humanities and social sciences.

    Introduction: Accompanying Intersectionality Jennifer C. Nash and Samantha Pinto

    Part 1: Retracing Intersectional Genealogies

    1. An Ethics of Uncare: Coalition Politics After the Turn of the Century Rebecca Wanzo

    2. The Memphis School Ivy Ken and Allison Suppan Helmuth

    3. Not Your Average Counter-Origin Story: Intersectionality, Ida B. Wells, and Southern Horrors Regis Fox

    4. Ungendering Intersectionality and Reproductive Justice, Returning to Hortense Spillers’s "Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe" Alys Eve Weinbaum

    5. Tool Optimism: A History of the 1979 Second Sex Conference and the Afterlives of Audre Lorde Rachel Corbman

    6. Black Feminism and the Violence of the Word: Anoriginary Blackness James Bliss

    7. Parable of the Advocate: Speculative Humanisms in Patricia J. Williams's The Alchemy of Race and Rights   Justin L. Mann

    8. Reading at the Nexus of Neglect and Fetishization: The "Occult" of Intersectionality Vivian May

    Part 2: Intersectional Methods and (Inter)Disciplinarity

    9. Beyond Intersectional Identities: 10 Intersectional Structural Competencies for Critical Health Equity Research Lisa Bowleg

    10. Waves and Riptides: Mapping Intersectionality’s Currents in Feminist Psychology Patrick R. Grzanka and Elizabeth R. Cole

    11. Narratives in Context: Locating Racism and Sexism in Black Women’s Health Experiences Kayonne Christy, Dominique Adams-Santos, and Celeste Watkins-Hayes

    12. System-Building, Political Orders, and Indigenous Feminist Diplomacies Mark Rifkin

    13. Intersectionality and Ethnography: Sexual Violence and Racial Subordination in the Courts Sameena Mulla

    14. Journeys of Intersectionality: Contingency and Collision Rita Kaur Dhamoon

    15. Who’s Afraid of Identity? Intersectionality and the Struggle for, Against, and Beyond Identity Ashley Bohrer

    16. Networks of Relationalities through the Lens of Material Culture Minoo Moallem

    Part 3: Intersectionality’s Travels

    17. Revisiting a Politics of Location with and without Intersectionality Mary E. John

    18. The Circulation of Intersectionality in China Lin Sun

    19. Loving Critique: On intersectionality and ambiguity in North Africa and West Asia Maie Panaga and Sara Salem

    20. Exploring connections between the street and the classroom in moving through feminist impasses Meena Gopal and Sangita Thosar

    21. From travel to arrival: mapping intersectionality’s landings in the Global South Srila Roy

    Part 4: Intersectional Borderwork

    22. Reimaging Intersectionality Via the Rural-Urban Borderlands Roxanna Villalobos

    23. Origins Anna Carastathis

    24. Intersectionality and Transnational Power in the US Asylum Process Sylvanna M. Falcón

    25. The Grid and the Map: Intersectionality in Migration Sherally Munshi

    26. Beyond Intersectionality: The Geopolitics of Race and Caste Inderpal Grewal and Hazel Carby

    Part 5: Trans* Intersectionalities

    27. Before Intersectionality Dorothy Kim

    28. Trans of Color Liberation: An Unauthorized History of the Future Jules Gill-Peterson

    29. Insurgent Trans Study: Radical Trans Feminism Meets Intersectionality Marquis Bey

    Part 6: Disability and Intersectional Embodiment

    30. DisCrit Recovery: Correcting Disability Erasure for Black Girls in the School-Prison Nexus Subini A. Annamma, Beth A. Ferri, and Sylvia N. Nyegenye

    31. Disability Art on Lockdown: Access and Intersectionality in a Pandemic Robert McRuer

    32. Why Is "I Can’t Breathe" Disbelieved?: George Floyd, Barbara Dawson, and the Intersecting Roots of Anti-Black Violence Anna Mollow

    33. Intersecting Pandemics: Violence, a Virus, and Américo Paredes Julie Minich

    Part 7: Intersectional Science and Data Studies

    34. (Re-)Imagining Black Feminist Physics and Astronomy Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

    35. Intersectional Feminist Data Visualization: Precepts and Practices Roopika Risam

    36. Intersectionality and Its Limits: Quantitative Public Health and the Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Infections Mairead Sullivan

    37. Intersectionality as live theory and practice in the biomedical sciences M. Boulicault, T. Rushovich, H. Shattuck-Heidorn, and S. S. Richardson

    Part 8: Popular Culture at the Intersections

    38. Cultural Appropriation and the Paradox of Method: Nikki S. Lee Performing Intersectionality Leslie Bow

    39. Comedy, M Butterfly, and the Potentials of Dissonance Denise Cruz

    40. Intersectional Feminist Pleasure and the Bind of Heteronormativity in Killing Eve Lynn Fujiwara

    41. "We come West and Ruth went East": Musings on Sherley Anne Williams’s "Meditations on History" Ann duCille

    42. White Feminism and other ghost stories Suzanna Danuta Walters

    43. "Stop Treating BLM like Coachella": The Branding of Intersectionality Sarah Banet-Weiser and Zoe Glatt

    44. Megan Thee Stallion Sings the Blues: Black Queer Theory and Intersectionality Nikki Lane

    Part 9: Rethinking Intersectional Justice

    45. Intersectionality, Anti-Imperialism, Anti-Semitism, and the Question of Palestine Jasbir Puar

    46. Commercial Affinity: "Intersectionality" and the limits of "racial capitalism" Michael Ralph

    47. Turning on Intersectionality Lynn Mie Itagaki

    48. Owning Your Masters (Taylor’s Version): Postfeminist Tactical Copyright and the Erasure of Black Intellectual Labor Anjali Vats

    49. Interrogating Caste, Gender and Citizenship in Post-Partition Bengal Anandita Pan

    50. Money Good?: The Problem and Promise of Black Women’s Prosperity Chelsea Frazier

    51. #MeToo, Intersectionality, Law Brenda Cossman

    52. Rethinking concepts of care and labor as an intersectional politics of redistribution Valerie Taing

    53. In the Crosshairs: Black Women, Self-Defense, and the Politics of Armed Citizenship Caroline Light and Claire Boine



    Jennifer C. Nash is Jean Fox O'Barr Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University, USA. She is the author of three books: The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography, Black Feminism Reimagined, and Birthing Black Mothers.

    Samantha Pinto is Professor of English and core faculty of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. She is the author of Infamous Bodies: Early Black Women’s Celebrity and the Afterlives of Rights and Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic.