Over the last 30 years in the social sciences, intersectionality as a concept, research paradigm, and theory for analyzing the interactions of different cultural and social categories of oppression and privilege has developed and expanded within the United States and internationally. In European countries, scholars are employing intersectionality as a conceptual and analytical tool to study social context, groups, and relations. As a unit of analysis, intersectionality is pushing the boundaries in critical legal studies, gender studies, sociology, social movements, public policy, international human rights, and racial/ethnic politics. In addition, the United Nations has sponsored conferences on intersectionality. In education, intersectionality as a concept for framing theoretical arguments regarding policy and practice, and as an approach to conducting research on and/or in schools, has for ...

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