Intersectionality and Critical Engagement with the Internet

31 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2015

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Tressie Cottom

Emory University, Department of Sociology, Students

Date Written: February 10, 2015

Abstract

This essay considers how intersectionality, as a critical epistemology and practice, deepens analysis of emerging group-based differences using the Internet. The author argues that intersectionality can shift analytical focus to process and institutions. Examples from the author’s research of market-based, for-profit credentialism provide examples of how marginalized groups use strategic hypervisibility to navigate institutional inequalities and how algorithmic stratification diffuses structural inequalities through Internet based interactions with critical institutions.

Keywords: Internet, intersectionality, inequality

Suggested Citation

Cottom, Tressie, Intersectionality and Critical Engagement with the Internet (February 10, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2568956 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2568956

Tressie Cottom (Contact Author)

Emory University, Department of Sociology, Students ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

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