Issue Editors: Mikkel Mouritz Marfelt, Sara Louise Muhr, Martyna Śliwa and Florence Villesèche
The concept of intersectionality has for a number of years been applied to address the complexity and interconnectedness of identities and divisions within and between groups in contemporary society (Anthias, 1998; Crenshaw, 1991; Davis, 2008). Studies based on intersectionality theory explore the impact of social divisions, identifications and power relations on the structure of peoples’ lives, particularly those considered to be marginalized (Yuval-Davis, 2006). In a nutshell, intersectionality draws attention to how the social positioning of individuals is a result of multiple overlapping processes and flows of power.
Intersectional approaches assume that an analysis of social groups based on attending to one category at a time, for example gender or race, is insufficient for developing a nuanced understanding of the mundane experience of disempowerment, marginalization and stereotyping. Importantly, individuals do not... more