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Theorizing Intersectionality and Sexuality re-examines political, conceptual and methodological concerns of 'intersectionality', bringing these into conversation with sexuality studies. While a concern with sexuality is apparent within scholarly work on 'intersectionality' as a spoke on the 'intersectional wheel' these intersections are often minimally gestured towards rather than empirically substantiated. In the context of these debates, this collection asks what futures exist for intersectionality?
 
Across different international contexts, disciplinary approaches and theoretical perspectives, the authors in this collection speak to the current absences and even problems of intersectional analyses in re-considering this as a useful paradigm in sexualities studies, avoiding simple insertion and repetition. As a whole, the collection seeks to weave a more complex, shifting and contested map of sexual identifications, politics and inequalities as these (dis)connect across time and place, re-constituted in relation to class, disability, ethnicity, gender and age. Empirical, methodological and theoretical concerns are brought together, serving to demonstrate contemporary intersections as imagined by researchers in desiring and questioning intersectional frames.


Description


Theorizing Intersectionality and Sexuality re-examines political, conceptual and methodological concerns of 'intersectionality', bringing these into conversation with sexuality studies. While a concern with sexuality is apparent within scholarly work on 'intersectionality' as a spoke on the 'intersectional wheel' these intersections are often minimally gestured towards rather than empirically substantiated. In the context of these debates, this collection asks what futures exist for intersectionality?
 
Across different international contexts, disciplinary approaches and theoretical perspectives, the authors in this collection speak to the current absences and even problems of intersectional analyses in re-considering this as a useful paradigm in sexualities studies, avoiding simple insertion and repetition. As a whole, the collection seeks to weave a more complex, shifting and contested map of sexual identifications, politics and inequalities as these (dis)connect across time and place, re-constituted in relation to class, disability, ethnicity, gender and age. Empirical, methodological and theoretical concerns are brought together, serving to demonstrate contemporary intersections as imagined by researchers in desiring and questioning intersectional frames.


Reviews


'Since the 1980s theories of intersectionality have provided a vital means of exploring the overlapping, interweaving forms of power and domination, especially around race, gender and class, and the ways they impact on the reality of individual lives. In this important new book the contributors turn a supportive but critical eye on the debates so far, but also highlight the absences. Sexuality, especially, so important in the early days of debates about intersectionality, has often been neglected. This book more than makes up for a gap. It opens up the debate in new and insightful ways, and underlines the continuing relevance of the idea of intersectionality.' - Jeffrey Weeks, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London South Bank University, UK

'A politically provocative and theoretically challenging collection of essays that should stimulate debate about the much used concept of "intersectionality" across the critical social sciences.' - Sasha Roseneil, Professor of Sociology and Social Theory, Birkbeck University of London, UK


Contents


PART I: COMPLEXITIES AND COMPLICATIONS - INTERSECTIONAL (RE)RUNS
Me, Myself, and I; K.Weston
Complexities and Complications: Intersections of Class and Sexuality; Y.Taylor
On the Depoliticisation of Intersectionality Talk: Conceptualising Multiple Oppressions in Critical Sexuality Studies; U.Erel, J.Haritaworn, E.Gutiérrez Rodríguez & C.Klesse
'Try Again: Fail Again: Fail Better' Queer Interdependencies as Corrective Methodologies; E.Haschemi Yekani, B.Michaelis& G.Dietze
PART II: LIVED EXPERIENCES, INTERSECTING LIVES
Intersectionality and Sexuality: The Case of Sexuality and Transgender Equalities Work in UK Local Government; D.Richardson& S.Monro
Thinking Intersectionality: Sexualities and the Politics of Multiple Identities; J.Dean
Sexing Gender; Gendering Sex: Towards an Intersectional Analysis of Transgender; S.Hines
Desistence from Sex Work: Feminist Cultural Criminology and Intersectionality: The Complexities of Moving In and Out of Sex Work; M.O'Neil& R.Campbell
PART III: OPERATIONALISING INTERSECTIONALITY
Sexualities Sociologies and the Intersectional Potential of Two Qualitative Methodologies; K.Broad
The Language of Intersectionality: Researching 'Lesbian' Identity in Urban Russia; F.Stella
Multiplex Methodologies: Researching Young People's Wellbeing at the Intersections of Class, Sexuality, Gender and Age; L.McDermott
Bent: Non-Normative Embodiment as Lived Intersectionality; K.Inckle


Authors


YVETTE TAYLOR is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Newcastle University, UK. Previous books include Working-class Lesbian Life: Classed Outsiders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) Lesbian and Gay Parenting: Securing Social and Educational Capitals (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and an edited collection Classed Intersections: Spaces, Selves, Knowledges. She holds the Lillian Robinson Fellowship at Concordia University, Canada.
 
SALLY HINES is Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK. Her previous publications include TransForming Gender: Transgender Practices of Identity, Intimacy and Care, and forthcoming publications include Gender Diversity, Recognition and Citizenship: Towards a Politics of Difference (Palgrave Macmillan).
 
MARK CASEY is Lecturer in Sociology, Newcastle University, UK. He is currently conducting a British Academy funded study with Yvette Taylor titled 'Bright Lights, Big City? Transformations and Transitions in Lesbian and Gay Socio-Spatial sites'.