Climate Change through the lens of intersectionality

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Climate Change through the lens of intersectionality. / Kronsell, Annica; Kaijser, Anna.

In: Environmental Politics, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2014, p. 417-433.

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Kronsell, Annica ; Kaijser, Anna. / Climate Change through the lens of intersectionality. In: Environmental Politics. 2014 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 417-433.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Climate Change through the lens of intersectionality

AU - Kronsell, Annica

AU - Kaijser, Anna

N1 - This research was made possible due to the support of LUCID a center of excellence at Lund university. www.lucid.lu.se

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Investigations of the interconnectedness of climate change with human societies require profound analysis of relations among humans and between humans and nature, and the integration of insights from various academic fields. An intersectional approach, developed within critical feminist theory, is advantageous. An intersectional analysis of climate change illuminates how different individuals and groups relate differently to climate change, due to their situatedness in power structures based on context-specific and dynamic social categorisations. Intersectionality sketches out a pathway that stays clear of traps of essentialisation, enabling solidarity and agency across and beyond social categories. It can illustrate how power structures and categorisations may be reinforced, but also challenged and renegotiated, in realities of climate change. We engage with intersectionality as a tool for critical thinking, and provide a set of questions that may serve as sensitisers for intersectional analyses on climate change.

AB - Investigations of the interconnectedness of climate change with human societies require profound analysis of relations among humans and between humans and nature, and the integration of insights from various academic fields. An intersectional approach, developed within critical feminist theory, is advantageous. An intersectional analysis of climate change illuminates how different individuals and groups relate differently to climate change, due to their situatedness in power structures based on context-specific and dynamic social categorisations. Intersectionality sketches out a pathway that stays clear of traps of essentialisation, enabling solidarity and agency across and beyond social categories. It can illustrate how power structures and categorisations may be reinforced, but also challenged and renegotiated, in realities of climate change. We engage with intersectionality as a tool for critical thinking, and provide a set of questions that may serve as sensitisers for intersectional analyses on climate change.

KW - environmental politics

KW - gender

KW - feminist theory

KW - power relations

KW - difference

KW - human–nature relations

U2 - 10.1080/09644016.2013.835203

DO - 10.1080/09644016.2013.835203

M3 - Article

VL - 23

SP - 417

EP - 433

JO - Environmental Politics

T2 - Environmental Politics

JF - Environmental Politics

SN - 0964-4016

IS - 3

ER -