This study aims to answer the question: Why do eight (active and publicly known) ethnic minority women with a Muslim background, who identify themselves as feminist, experience intersectional challenges and how do they relate to these? It takes its starting point in the assumption that ethnic minority women with a Muslim background make up a distinctive marginalized social group in Danish society due to the intersection of gender, ethnicity and religious background.
The empirical data is based on five individual interviews, observations of five debating events at the feminist festival Talk Town and two biographies. Informed by Critical Realism, a feminist research ethic and intersectional theory at a structural, individual and political level, together with theories of intimate citizenship, identity strategies and reflective solidarity, this qualitative study seeks to explain the experiences of those eight women as indications of oppressive structures.
The findings indicate that the eight women find themselves in the intersection of patriarchal, racist and islamophobic structures. This reflects in their both positive and negative identification with the three intersectional identity categories (gender, ethnicity and religion) and their political engagement in challenging the oppressive structures in a coalition with majority women, ethnic minority men and people of different faiths. Overall, this study highlights the importance of understanding the depths of complicity to which ethnic minority women with a Muslim background are affected by the intersectional identity and intersecting oppressive structures and the diverse ways in which they relate to these.
|Uddannelser||Forvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||3 dec. 2019|