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date: 16 December 2018

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This article focuses on the idea of intersectionality, which has been accepted in a variety of disciplines such as psychology and political science. However, the definition of intersectionality has also been a source of inconsistency and ambiguity. The discussion presents a working definition of intersectionality and references Bonnie Thornton Dill’s insight on the multidimensionality of human experience. It presents several themes that can help in understanding intersectionality, its core ideas, and some of its contributions within a sociology of knowledge framework. Finally, the article discusses the two areas that have been affected by the path of intersectionality: the American political arena and women’s studies and gender scholarship.

Keywords: intersectionality, Bonnie Thornton Dill, multidimensionality, human experience, sociology of knowledge, American political arena, gender scholarship, women’s studies

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