Intersectionality and UK Equality Initiatives

Conaghan, Joanne (2007) Intersectionality and UK Equality Initiatives. South African Journal of Human Rights, 23 (2). pp. 317-334. ISSN 0258-7203. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

This article considers the viability of intersectionality as an analytical and strategic tool within the context of recent UK equality initiatives, in particular expansion of the grounds upon which a discrimination claim can be based, the establishment of a new single equality body, the Commission of Equality and Human Rights (CEHR), and the anticipated streamlining of equality legislation. The article contends that while intersectionality has played an important role in widening the terms of the debate around equality law and discourse, it has limited long-term purchase in the battle to combat inequality. The article considers the ways in which the concept of intersectionality has been deployed and explores current UK equality developments with an intersectional dimension. The article concludes with an analysis of the limits of intersectionality as a path to equality through law.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: A. Davies
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:19
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2013 08:12
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1919 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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