Mapping the Margins of Intersectionality: Criminological Possibilities in a Transnational World

Kathryn Henne, Emily Troshynski

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    Abstract

    This article contributes to recent discussions around intersectionality, a framework that captures how two or more axes of subordination overlap in practice, and its utility for criminology. Even though intersectionality offers an analytic through which to account for discursive dimensions of marginalization, feminist criticisms of intersectionality's proliferation across disciplines suggests that the concept needs to be revisited. After contextualizing intersectionality's tenets, we trace how feminists have addressed related issues through a transnational lens and then consider how these adaptations can help inform future criminological inquiry. We conclude with the argument that a critical re-reading of intersectionality not only enables a focused critique of mainstream criminology, but also encourages an innovative feminist praxis within the discipline.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)455-473
    Number of pages19
    JournalTheoretical Criminology
    Volume17
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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