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How many intersections? Theoretical synergy as a rationale for intersectional biographical analysis

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posted on 2023-11-15, 16:36 authored by Simone VarrialeSimone Varriale

This article develops an innovative approach to intersectional biographical interviewing for researchers working with highly diverse, partly unknown populations and focusing on systems of intersecting inequality, rather than ‘groups’ or ‘lists’ of intersections. Drawing on fieldwork with Black and Muslim Italian migrants with different class backgrounds, the article discusses theoretical synergy as a tool to redraw analytical boundaries vis-à-vis emergent knowledge of intersecting inequalities, and to connect different analytical dimensions in biographical analysis. Moreover, I introduce field-specific questions as a technique that captures the contextual effects of intersecting inequalities, minimising the risk of essentialising minority ethnic participants.

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

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Qualitative Inquiry

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SAGE Publications

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

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© The Author(s)

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This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).

Acceptance date

2023-10-05

Publication date

2023-11-09

Copyright date

2023

ISSN

1077-8004

eISSN

1552-7565

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Simone Varriale. Deposit date: 8 October 2023

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