Range and Moments: Towards a Specification of Intersectional Praxis

19 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last revised: 1 Sep 2010

Date Written: 2010


I propose a conception of intersectional praxis, a normative commitment to the application of intersectionality towards activism, as a spectrum in which action may range from 0 to n* where 0 reflects an unintersectional approach to activism, n represents intersectional praxis, and where the range captures observations falling between these endpoints. I suggest that allowing intersectional praxis to range in this way captures variation among positive and negative cases and permits attention to what factors cause said variation. I illustrate this argument via way of brief examples from the Costa Rican case.

Keywords: Intersectionality, Intersectional Praxis, Costa Rica

Suggested Citation

Townsend-Bell, Erica, Range and Moments: Towards a Specification of Intersectional Praxis (2010). APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1642333

Erica Townsend-Bell (Contact Author)

University of Iowa ( email )

341 Schaeffer Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1097
United States

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