What is the Intersectionality Theory? How can it be used for investigating social phenomena? This paper is aimed at scrutinizing the methodological challenges that the wide application of the Intersectionality Theory in social sciences has brought to light, presenting some practical examples of intersectional research. After showing strengths and weaknesses of the intersectional paradigm, this work will try to rebut some of the most relevant criticisms of the Intersectionality Theory which have emerged so far within the academic debate. Then, the paper will discuss how it is possible to minimize potential drawbacks and to foster positive aspects of this approach, delineating an intersectional method, which can be used as a guideline to direct eventual future intersectional research.

From Theory to Practice. The Intersectionality Theory as a Research Strategy.

ANGELUCCI A
2017

Abstract

What is the Intersectionality Theory? How can it be used for investigating social phenomena? This paper is aimed at scrutinizing the methodological challenges that the wide application of the Intersectionality Theory in social sciences has brought to light, presenting some practical examples of intersectional research. After showing strengths and weaknesses of the intersectional paradigm, this work will try to rebut some of the most relevant criticisms of the Intersectionality Theory which have emerged so far within the academic debate. Then, the paper will discuss how it is possible to minimize potential drawbacks and to foster positive aspects of this approach, delineating an intersectional method, which can be used as a guideline to direct eventual future intersectional research.
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