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Intersectionality as a tool for social movements: Strategies of inclusion and representation in the Québécois women’s movement

Intersectionality as a tool for social movements: Strategies of inclusion and representation in... As a social movement strategy, intersectionality is used to foster the inclusion and representation of minority groups. In this article, we examine how Québécois women’s organizations use intersectionality as a tool to include immigrant and Native women. We argue that intersectionality can entail different practices with potentially conflicting goals. We conclude that social movement scholars would benefit from paying attention to intersectionality and to how it is practised by activists and organizations. Indeed, a focus on intersectionality sheds light on the tensions inherent in the processes by which organizations construct collective identities, formulate political demands, manage internal conflicts and build alliances. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Politics SAGE

Intersectionality as a tool for social movements: Strategies of inclusion and representation in the Québécois women’s movement

Politics , Volume 36 (4): 9 – Nov 1, 2016

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SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2016
ISSN
0263-3957
eISSN
1467-9256
DOI
10.1177/0263395716649009
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Abstract

As a social movement strategy, intersectionality is used to foster the inclusion and representation of minority groups. In this article, we examine how Québécois women’s organizations use intersectionality as a tool to include immigrant and Native women. We argue that intersectionality can entail different practices with potentially conflicting goals. We conclude that social movement scholars would benefit from paying attention to intersectionality and to how it is practised by activists and organizations. Indeed, a focus on intersectionality sheds light on the tensions inherent in the processes by which organizations construct collective identities, formulate political demands, manage internal conflicts and build alliances.

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PoliticsSAGE

Published: Nov 1, 2016

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