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Wendy G. Smooth

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 4: Intersectionalities of Race and Gender and Leadership

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Intersectionalities of Race and Gender and Leadership
Intersectionalities of race and gender and leadership

Intersectionality scholarship has emerged as one of the most significant areas of research across disciplines and fields of study. It even has been considered “the most important theoretical contribution that women's studies in conjunction with related fields has made so far” (McCall, 2005, p. 1771). Intersectionality focuses on the differences among women, moving beyond simply the differences between men and women. It highlights the inequalities that exist among groups as well as between groups.

Intersectionality is an approach to understanding the ways in which race, class, gender, sexuality, ...

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