Intersectional Advances?: Inclusionary and Intersectional State Action in Uruguay

24 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2011 Last revised: 14 Aug 2011

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Townsend-Bell, Erica, Intersectional Advances?: Inclusionary and Intersectional State Action in Uruguay (2011). APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1902789

Erica Townsend-Bell (Contact Author)

University of Iowa ( email )

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

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