Intersectional inequalities and how to fight them

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This chapter discusses how different systems of social inequality – such as those related to gender, marital status, and social class – intersect and create intersectional inequalities experienced by groups and individuals. As an example, we discuss inequalities experienced by women working on their husbands’ coffee farms in Tanzania. Intersectional theory helps us to understand how systems of inequality have emerged historically and enables us to look for solutions for more responsible organising. However, as most of the intersectional research is American- and European-focused, the chapter highlights the necessity to explore contexts in the Global South on their own terms, openly discussing the social categorisations that need to be considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransformative Action for Sustainable Outcomes : Responsible Organising
EditorsMaria Sandberg, Janne Tienari
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-13534-2, 978-1-032-13536-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-22972-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameRoutledge advances in sociology


  • 512 Business and Management
  • 514,1 Sociology


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