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Putting Privilege into Practice Through "Intersectional Reflexivity:" Ruminations, Interventions, and Possibilities
Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping (2010)
  • Richard G. Jones, Eastern Illinois University
Abstract

Engaging in intersectional reflexivity requires one to acknowledge one :S intersecting identities, both marginalized and privileged, and then employ self-reflexivity, which moves one beyond self-reflection to the often uncomfortable level of self-implication. This complex process may move critically minded people, both scholars and citizens, beyond individualized politics and expand our accountability from self, to others and self, creating possibilities for coalitional activism targeted toward broad-based social change. Further, privileged scholars should advocate for coalition building in cautious and reflexive ways that complement rather than appropriate the intellectual labor of scholars of color, who have long called for more intersectionality and critical self-reflexivity within the academy.

Keywords
  • intersectional reflexivity,
  • privilege
Publication Date
Winter 2010
Citation Information
Richard G. Jones. "Putting Privilege into Practice Through "Intersectional Reflexivity:" Ruminations, Interventions, and Possibilities" Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping Vol. 16 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_jones/1/