Intersectionality as a radical framework for transforming our disciplines, social issues, and the world
In this introduction to the special issue on Applications of Intersectionality to Critical Social Issues, we assert that a psychological study of social issues that seeks to move toward social justice, equity, and liberation must embrace intersectionality's radical core. This requires constant critical inquiry and praxis centered on power, including how we shape power and how power shapes us. The both/and logics of intersectionality are particularly essential, as we can exist in both oppressive and liberatory ecosystems simultaneously, and we must reflect and act on this to achieve intersectionality's transformative potential. We outline ways that the articles in this special issue offer ways of “doing” intersectionality in psychology and allied fields, while also acknowledging the issue's limitations and potential replication of the status quo. We also offer personal reflections on our journeys with intersectionality in hopes of contributing to radical transformation of ourselves, our disciplines, social issues, and the world.
Journal of Social Issues
intersectionality, oppression, social justice
Overstreet, Nicole M.; Rosenthal, Lisa; and Case, Kim A., "Intersectionality as a radical framework for transforming our disciplines, social issues, and the world" (2020). Psychology. 545.