Doing intersectionality: Unexplored places

Edited by: Barbara Giovanna Bello (University of Milan/Tuscia University, Italy), Nina
Lykke (Universiy of Linköping, Sweden and Aarhus University, Denmark), Pablo
Moreno-Cruz (University Externado de Colombia, Colombia), Laura Scudieri
(University of Genua, Italy).


Through the essays collected in the present monographic section, we hope to be able to bring out the unexplored “places” of intersectionality, highlighting the implications for social research of the various conceptualizations of intersectionality, the different and often unusual ways of conducting intersectional research through an epistemologically reflexive approach (overcoming the empirical pitfalls) and, in general, the heuristic potential which do not yet appear to be adequately deepened in the fields of legal, sociological, political, economic, statistical, demographic, geographical, psychological, linguistic and sociolinguistic sciences.

Particularly welcome are interdisciplinary contributions that:

- present original theses or arguments with regard to the role of intersectionality in the prevention and contrast of discrimination;

- discuss in an original way the limits and potential of intersectionality, especially for the purposes of empirical research;

- examine the (often) problematic relationship between (some) theories and empirical investigation;

- reflect on and analytically explore the relationship between intersectionality and new materialist, posthumanist and affect-theoretical approaches;

- strengthen the operational implications of intersectionality in terms of social research methodologies and techniques;

- adopt an “integrated intersectional approach”, both static and dynamic, that is capable of photographing the “gaps” of protection and genealogically explaining the structural reasons that produced them (Bello 2020);

- analyze certain salient epistemological aspects, for example with regard to the role that intersectionality may have (or not) in increasing knowledge;

- deepen the controversial relationship between gender and intersectionality through innovative approaches;

- confront the potential and risks with respect to the perspective of the institutionalization of intersectionality;

-  ponder the ways of “writing” intersectionality today, that is, of expressing it also from a linguistic point of view, in particular in the written language;

-  focus on political uses and intersectional practices carried out by social movements;

-  assess the analysis of intersectionality from a postcolonial perspective;

-  address other unexplored research areas.


Contributions should follow the “Guidelines for the authors”:
They should therefore be between 5000 and 8000 words (bibliography excluded), be
written in one of the following three languages (Italian, English, Spanish) and be
accompanied by: title in English, a short abstract in English (maximum length: 150
words), some keywords in English (from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5). All texts
should then be transmitted in a format compatible with Windows systems (.doc or .rtf),
following the instructions provided by the Peer Review Process. In this regard, see the
guidelines of the Journal.

First version of the abstract (max. 150 words) should be sent by February 28, 2022
to the following email address:
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 March 2022
Contributions should be uploaded to the platform by June 15, 2022.


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