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Intersectionality and Identity Issues in the Information Professions

By Michael Sholinbeck posted 02-26-2019 13:22


Intersectional Theory was introduced by Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and the University of California, Los Angeles, in "Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics"
The University of Chicago Legal Forum 140:139-167 (1989)

Also see this 2016 Ted Talk by Crenshaw, The urgency of intersectionality

How is this topic is discussed in the Information Professional community:

Discussion of intersecting axes of privilege, domination and oppression.
Source: Kathryn Pauly Morgan,. “Describing the Emperor's New Clothes: Three Myths of Educational (In-)Equity” in The Gender Question in Education: Theory, Pedagogy, and Politics>, ed. A. Diller, B. Houston, K.P. Morgan, and M. Ayim. (Boulder, CO: Westview. Press, 1996)

Making a New Table: Intersectional Librarianship, by Fobazi Ettarh, In the Library with the Lead Pipe, 2014.

Intersectionality at the Reference Desk: Lived Experiences of Women of Color Librarians, by Annie Pho and Rose L. Chou, In The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations. UCLA: Library, 2017.

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