Gender Diversities: Practising Intersectionality in the European Union

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    The article analyses the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion (2010) (EY 2010) with the aim of identifying the nature of gender diversities in EU policies. We argue that the EU handles issues related to gender and diversity in particular ways; this approach is characterized by non-citizen/citizen and redistribution/recognition divisions. Employing intersectionality as the methodological approach to gender diversities, the article shows how gender and ethnicity are articulated in the policy-making process which led to the adoption of EY 201, the activities undertaken during the EY 2010, and the evaluation of EY 2010. The case study is suitable for developing a dynamic multi-level model for analysing gendered diversities at the transnationmal level: It illustrates how the EU policy frame interacts with particular national contexts in promoting or hundering the advancement of policy contents which pay attention to the intersection of gender and diversity.
    Translated title of the contributionKønnet diversitet: intersectionalitet i praksis i den Europæiske Union
    Original languageEnglish
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)539-555
    Number of pages17
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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