Intersectional Advances?: Inclusionary and Intersectional State Action in Uruguay
24 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2011 Last revised: 14 Aug 2011
Date Written: 2011
This paper addresses the question of whether states can act intersectionally, and which social groups are most likely to push states to do so. I focus on the Uruguayan case, where I find that such action is limited to very specific instances that match the conditions required for inclusionary action: strong civil society mobilization, international pressure, party system change, and moderate to low cost solutions, alongside one simple, but thus far underutilized necessary condition for intersectional action: explicitly intersectional demands. I find that women of color are most likely to engage in intersectional claims making and forward intersectional demands, while traditional feminist groups are the least likely to do so.
Keywords: Intersectionality, State, Uruguay
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