Intersectionality of Race/Ethnicity and Gender Among Women of Color and White Women

Mary Joyce D. Juan, Moin Syed, Margarita Azmitia

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Abstract

Theoretical writings on intersectionality have long emphasized the unique ways women of color experience race/ethnicity and gender, particularly compared to White women; however, little empirical evidence exists in support of this claim. This mixed-methods study adds to the empirical base by comparing and contrasting these experiences among women of color and White women. In a sample of 47 women of color and 18 White women, there were significant racial/ethnic differences in terms of (a) the perceived connection of race/ethnicity and gender, (b) the social contexts in which gender becomes salient, and (c) the meaningfulness of the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender. The findings lend empirical support for intersectionality as a useful psychological framework for understanding multiple social identities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-238
Number of pages14
JournalIdentity
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Ethnicity
  • gender
  • intersectionality
  • race
  • women

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Intersectionality of Race/Ethnicity and Gender Among Women of Color and White Women. / Juan, Mary Joyce D.; Syed, Moin; Azmitia, Margarita.

In: Identity, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.10.2016, p. 225-238.

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Juan, Mary Joyce D. ; Syed, Moin ; Azmitia, Margarita. / Intersectionality of Race/Ethnicity and Gender Among Women of Color and White Women. In: Identity. 2016 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 225-238.
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