Research Handbook on Intersectionality

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Research Handbook on Intersectionality

9781800378049 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mary Romero, Professor Emerita, Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University, US
Publication Date: March 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 804 9 Extent: c 554 pp
Critical intersectional scholarship enhances researchers’ and scholar-activists’ ability to open novel research frontiers. This forward-thinking Research Handbook demonstrates how to pursue fluid and innovative research approaches, identify differences from traditional methodologies, and overcome the common challenges faced when carrying out intersectional research.

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Critical intersectional scholarship enhances researchers’ and scholar-activists’ ability to open novel research frontiers. This forward-thinking Research Handbook demonstrates how to pursue fluid and innovative research approaches, identify differences from traditional methodologies, and overcome the common challenges faced when carrying out intersectional research.

A transdisciplinary group of contributors offer their experience and expertise to provide an overview of key research topics, qualitative and quantitative approaches, and empirical examples of integrating intersectionality research with other critical practices. Examining the foundational texts that explain historical developments in systems of oppression and interdisciplinary research on marginalized communities, state-of the-art chapters explore the intersections emerging in studies of gender and sexuality, capitalism, white supremacy, nationalism, colonialism, climate emergencies, imperial decline, and public health. Reconsidering the ways in which scholar-activists carry out research, the Research Handbook demonstrates how an intersectional gaze and a continued commitment to social justice moves us closer to producing valuable research and, ultimately, transforming knowledge.

Advancing innovative and multidisciplinary approaches, this incisive Research Handbook will be an invaluable tool for scholars and researchers hoping to undertake meaningful intersectional research. Its empirical findings will further benefit practitioners tasked with designing intersectional policy.
Critical Acclaim
‘Mary Romero is once again pushing the boundaries of intersectionality, reaching backward as well as forward to reveal intersectionality’s deep history and future evolution. All this in a single volume with dozens of contributors demonstrating how to put intersectionality into practice in both research and activism on an astonishingly wide range of issues.’
– Leslie McCall, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, US

‘Mary Romero’s Research Handbook on Intersectionality is timely and compelling! This multidisciplinary, historical, transnational, and global collection of excellent articles, with Romero’s incisive introduction, emphasizes the salience of intersectional methodologies. Significantly, it highlights the conceptual and contextual complexities in doing intersectional research. A must read for scholars, activists, and students interested in engaging in research, transforming knowledge, and in linking theory and meaningful praxis.’
– Margaret Abraham, Hofstra University, US

‘Mary Romero has added a vital resource to the copious literature on intersectionality by building on the highlights of path-breaking classic arguments while combining these in each article with the newest applications of the concept to a wide field of concerns. Both established voices and emerging scholars contribute to centering the issues of practical application to research and activism, and including rarely considered topics such as disability, human rights and indigeneity. A timely reference for those new to the field but also a source of inspiration for even the most knowledgeable scholars.’
– Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US

‘This cutting-edge volume brings together a number of well-established experts to explore the doing or practice of intersectional work across a number of (trans)disciplinary spaces, and especially in regard to certain neglected areas of scholarship such as settler colonialism, indigenous studies, applied research, and transnationalism. In doing so, the volume extends intersectional scholarship in critical and necessary ways. This is an indispensable contribution to the field.’
– Vrushali Patil, Florida International University, US
Contributors
Contributors include: Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Pallavi Banerjee, Daniela Cherubini, Jennifer Jihye Chun, Robert Keith Collins, Cynthia J. Cranford, Filomena M. Critelli, Brian Gran, Shaun Grech, Matthew W. Hughey, Marcus Anthony Hunter, Miho Iwata, Andrew Jolivétte, Nadia Y. Kim, Patricia Lengermann, Karen J. Leong, Erica Morales, Ghassan Moussawi, Kathy Nakagawa, Anjana Narayan, Colette Ngana, Gillian Niebrugge, Laura Odasso, Anna Smith Pruitt, Jyoti Puri, Bandana Purkayastha, Renya K. Ramirez, Mary Romero, Gabriella Sanchez, Evangelia Tastsoglou, Carieta Thomas, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz,  Lynn Weber, Lori Wilkinson, Terrell J.A. Winder, Sophie Withaeckx, Asli C. Yalim, Aggie J. Yellow Horse
Contents
Contents:

1 Introduction: intersectionality and transforming the production of knowledge 1
Mary Romero

PART I FOUNDATIONAL RESEARCH
2 Ida B. Wells-Barnett, activist and journalist 15
Lori Amber Roesser
3 Anna Julia Cooper (1858–1964): intersectionality and activism 33
Patricia Lengermann and Gillian Niebrugge
4 Du Boisian sociology and intersectionality 51
Matthew W. Hughey
5 The Social Settlement Movement and activist scholarship 69
Patricia Madoo Lengermann and Gillian Niebrugge

PART II INTERSECTIONAL RESEARCH IN
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
SECTION IIA CRITICAL INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
6 Intersectionality as an ethical commitment 90
Sophie Withaeckx
7 Disability and rural poverty in the global South 108
Shaun Grech
8 Anti-colonial praxis in community-based research in feminist food studies 123
Barbara Parker

SECTION IIB CRITICAL SEXUALITY STUDIES
9 Researching sexuality and state 143
Jyoti Puri
10 Space, place and urban future 158
Marcus Anthony Hunter and Terrell J.A. Winder
11 Making sexuality, gender, and migration intersectional 170
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz

SECTION IIC CRITICAL INDIGENOUS STUDIES
12 Indigeneity, feminisms, and activism 186
Renya K. Ramirez
13 Intersectionality and ethnography 204
Robert Keith Collins
14 Thrivance: an indigenous queer intersectional methodology 223
Andrew J. Jolivétte

SECTION IID CITIZENSHIP STUDIES
15 Intersectional insights into lived citizenship 239
Daniela Cherubini
16 Heterosexual marriage-related regimes 257
Laura Odasso
17 Intersectionality, citizenship and labor 274
Pallavi Banerjee and Carieta O. Thomas
18 Gender-based violence and citizenship in a migration context 292
Evangelia Tastsoglou and Lori Wilkinson

PART III INTERSECTIONALITY AND APPLIED RESEARCH
SECTION IIIA SOCIAL WORK, DIASTER RECOVERY AND HEALTH
DISPARITIES
19 Intersectionality and immigrant and refugee trauma 313
Filomena M. Critelli and Asli Cennet Yalim
20 Power dynamics driving disasters’ impacts, response, and recovery 332
Lynn Weber and Anna Pruitt
21 Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women’s health 351
Karen Leong, Kathy Nakagawa, and Aggie Yellow Horse

SECTION IIIB SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY STUDIES
22 Scholar activist intersectional approaches 370
Akosua Adomako Ampofo
23 Multi-level analyses of homecare labor 385
Cynthia Cranford and Jennifer Jihye Chun
24 Environmental activism and immigrant women of color 404
Nadia Y. Kim
25 Children’s rights and social change 421
Brian Gran and Colette Ngana

PART IV INTERSECTIONAL GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES:
GLOBALIZATION AND TRANSNATIONALISM
26 Centering region and multi-scalar lenses 443
Ghassan Moussawi
27 Intersectionality and migrant smuggling research 458
Gabriella Sanchez
28 Intersectionality beyond its traditions 476
Bandana Purkayastha and Miho Iwata
29 Centering intersectionality in transnational research 494
Anjana Narayan and Erica Morales

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