Power, Inequality and Identification: Exploring Diversity and Intersectionality amongst Older LGB Adults
Cronin, A and King, A (2010) Power, Inequality and Identification: Exploring Diversity and Intersectionality amongst Older LGB Adults Sociology, 44 (5). pp. 876-892.
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This article explores how theories of diversity and intersectionality can improve our understandings of the lives of older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults. In so doing, it argues that theories of diversity help us to understand both the structural constraints and the advantages that may arise from being an older LGB adult. However, these theories are unable to fully account for differences that may exist within this social group. In order to address this omission, we argue that we need to move beyond a focus on diversity per se, to incorporate the multiplicity of identities suggested by intersectionality theory. We conclude by assessing the implications of this debate for policy and research. Throughout the article we draw on existing research as well as our own empirical studies with older LGB adults.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology|
|Date :||1 October 2010|
|Identification Number :||10.1177/0038038510375738|
|Uncontrolled Keywords :||Social Sciences, Sociology, ageing, diversity, intersectionality, sexuality, GENDER, WOMEN, PERSPECTIVE, SEXUALITY, SOCIOLOGY, SELF, AGE|
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|Additional Information :||Published in Sociology 44(5), 2010. Copyright 2010 Sage Publications|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||10 Jul 2013 13:39|
|Last Modified :||23 Sep 2013 20:08|
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