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Ange-Marie Hancock is Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California.


"An outstanding book that is essential reading for anyone interested in intersectionality. That is to say, if there is an intersectionality canon, this book clearly belongs in it." -- Devon W. Carbado, Professor of Law, UCLA, and co-author of Acting White? Rethinking Race in Post Racial America "This book is overdue and a welcome intervention. It will be particularly important for students, who can't be expected to put together the historical perspective and intellectual genealogy that Hancock delivers in this book. Hancock's attention to the work of scholar-activists on intersectionality is especially important and often overlooked, as is her attention to women theorizing intersectionality outside the US." -- Elisabeth Cole, Professor, Women's Studies, Psychology, and Afroamerican & African Studies, University of Michigan "In this groundbreaking text Hancock faces head on with rigor, deft and elegance some of the most controversial tensions and controversies in the field. She offers new interpretations and fresh insights essential to the continual development of intersectionality for advancing social justice and equality both within and outside the academy." -- Olena Hankivsky, Professor, School of Public Policy, and Director, Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy, Simon Fraser University "Intersectionality: An Intellectual History proves a valuable contribution to feminist scholarship on intersectionality's many lives. Not only does the book reveal the importance of historical approaches to intersectionality, it also develops the rich concept of stewardship that provides a vocabulary for considering mindful, ethical deployments of intersectionality that ensure the analytic's future vitality." --Jennifer C. Nash, George Washington University "Strong in its extensive consideration of less well-used sources among intersectionality scholars. Hancock brings together Indian, Mexican, Egyptian, Filipina, Canadian, Chinese, and Senegalese feminist work with American black and Chicana feminists' work in a way that is uncommon in most intersectionality scholarship." -- Choice "This book provides an important analysis of the development of the concept [of intersectionality] in both activist and intellectual contexts and helps us move beyond some of the problems that have arisen as intersectionality has gained currency within the US academy." --Leela Fernandes, University of Michigan in New Political Science "[Intersectionality] is a timely and important intervention in the study of power and politics. Hancock proves to be a skillful guide, continually drawing out easy-to-miss insights and distinctions as she leads us through a rich history of intersectional thought and practice." -- Zein Murib and Joe Soss, University of Minnesota in New Political Science

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