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Rebecca Selberg

Rebecca Selberg

Associate senior lecturer

Rebecca Selberg

Intersectional directions in working life research - a proposal

Author

  • Paula Mulinari
  • Rebecca Selberg

Summary, in English

A central challenge to gender studies during the last 15 years has been the expanding field of intersectionality. The use of intersectional perspectives within working life research has explored how class, sexuality, and race difference affected women’s position in the labor market. The aim of this article is to argue for the need of including an intersectional perspective in the field of working life research. By taking our point of departure in the work of feminist scholars Joan Acker, Miriam Glucksmann, and Chandra Talpade Mohanty, we argue that an intersectional perspective can expand as well as challenge working life research. But we also argue that working life research in many ways can contribute to the field of intersectional studies, especially by placing issues of exploitation, distribution, and production at the core of intersectional analyses.

Department/s

  • Department of Gender Studies

Publishing year

2013

Language

English

Pages

81-98

Publication/Series

Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies

Volume

3

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies

Topic

  • Work Sciences

Keywords

  • Intersectionality
  • gender research
  • inequality
  • class
  • radicalization

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 2245-0157