Mapping the Margins of Intersectionality: Criminological Possibilities in a Transnational World
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This article contributes to recent discussions around intersectionality, a framework that captures how two or more axes of subordination overlap in practice, and its utility for criminology. Even though intersectionality offers an analytic through which to account for discursive dimensions of marginalization, feminist criticisms of intersectionality’s proliferation across disciplines suggests that the concept needs to be revisited. After contextualizing intersectionality’s tenets, we trace how feminists have addressed related issues through a transnational lens and then consider how these adaptations can help inform future criminological inquiry. We conclude with the argument that a critical re-reading of intersectionality not only enables a focused critique of mainstream criminology, but also encourages an innovative feminist praxis within the discipline.
Critical race feminist theory; Feminist epistemology; Globalization; Marginalization; Politics of knowing
Criminology and Criminal Justice | Legal Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Troshynski, E. I.
Mapping the Margins of Intersectionality: Criminological Possibilities in a Transnational World.
Theoretical Criminology, 17(4),