Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader will be published in February 2014 by Westview Press, a division of Perseus Books. Intersectionality, SART Director Patrick Grzanka’s first book, traces the origins and contemporary front-lines of scholar-activism that seeks to expose, critique, and transform the ways that multiple dimensions of oppression (e.g., race, gender, class, nation) produce and sustain inequalities. The book has received advance praise from prominent leaders in the field as an innovative research for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty across the disciplines seeking an in-depth introduction to the theory and methods of intersectionality.
“This well-curated and insightfully organized collection will be a tremendous resource both to novices wanting to learn about the origins and rationale for the concept of intersectionality, as well as those looking for cutting-edge applications in theory, policy, and research.” —Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan
“Grzanka historicizes and situates the multidisciplinary field of intersectionality studies, managing to achieve a depth and breadth that academics in the field will appreciate, while engaging in a clear and straightforward writing style that also makes this a suitable undergraduate text. We’ve needed a work like this for quite some time.” —Vrushali Patil, Florida International University
“This reader is an invaluable resource on learning and teaching about intersectionality. Setting it apart is Patrick Grzanka’s innovative mapping of the multiple, interdisciplinary, and diverse arcs that constitute the field. The in-depth introduction to intersectionality’s histories, methodologies, and objectives and useful overviews of its key areas of concern and criticism make the reader suitable for the uninitiated as well as the more informed audiences. Grzanka’s flair for rendering theoretical complexity into lucid accessible prose breathes life into intersectionality’s ongoing relevance and transformative potentials. Essential reading for anyone seeking breadth and depth in intersectionality as a critical social theory and methodology.” —Jyoti Puri, Simmons College
“This engaging and informative text gathers in one location the key, interdisciplinary texts that will give my students a broad understanding of intersectionality’s evolution.” —Laura Gillman, Virginia Tech
“A creative and diligent collection of foundational, contemporary, and interdisciplinary readings… This wonderful contribution will satisfy many of us looking for a text that is simultaneously accessible to undergrads and sufficiently rigorous for graduate classes on intersectionality.” —Marla Kohlman, Kenyon College
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