Intersectionality and Critical Engagement with the Internet
31 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2015
Date Written: February 10, 2015
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
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