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L’intersectionnalité est devenue en quelques années un concept incontournable, aussi bien en sciences sociales qu’au sein des luttes sociales, en particulier féministes. Concept forgé pour penser l’imbrication des rapports de domination, l’intersectionnalité constitue aujourd’hui un champ d’études et d’expérimentations théoriques foisonnant. Faisant le pont entre les origines théoriques et politiques de ce concept, et les débats théoriques qu’il suscite aujourd’hui des deux côtés de l’Atlantique, ce livre propose pour la première fois en français une discussion approfondie des enjeux contemporains de l’intersectionnalité. Il aborde ses multiples dimensions - épistémologiques, théoriques et politiques - et ses mobilisations actuelles dans des espaces aussi variés que la France, l’Amérique latine ou l’Europe de l’Est. Qu’est devenue l’intersectionnalité en voyageant jusqu'à nous ? Que peut elle nous offrir pour penser le genre, la théorie féministe et les mobilisations contemporaines aujourd’hui? Comment contribuer à promouvoir un usage de l’intersectionnalité qui renforce son potentiel critique et « insurgé », plutôt que figé sur des identités ? Réunissant des contributions qui s’appuient sur des enquêtes empiriques variées, ce livre donne à voir la force d’un tel outil lorsqu’il s’agit d’éclairer des processus sociaux et politiques complexes. En offrant un regard à la fois rétrospectif et contemporain sur les enjeux politiques de la production d’un savoir intersectionnel, ce livre a aussi pour ambition de montrer que l’intersectionnalité n’est pas seulement un outil de critique théorique indispensable mais aussi une plateforme à partir de laquelle construire des sujets politiques collectifs nécessaires au projet féministe.
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