Exploring Intersectionality: Theoretical Concept and Potential Methodological Efficacy in the Context of Nepal

Authors

  • Rabindra Chaulagain University of Lethbridge
  • Laxmi Pathak Lakehead University, Thunder Bay

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/mef.v11i0.37851

Keywords:

intersectionality, women, Dalit, systemic discrimination, power and politics, Nepal

Abstract

This article engages in theoretical discussions of intersectionality on such issues as: how does Kimberle Crenshaw's intersectionality theory function in various forms of social divisions, and how do various scholars respond to it? Why is intersectionality theoretically and methodologically critical to examining Nepali political and social contexts, especially on women and Dalit's issues? This article examines the overview of intersectional theoretical standpoints explicitly based on Crenshaw's ideas and how it problematizes political practices of domination and discrimination against minority groups in societies today. Rather than providing an empirical and positivist approach to findings, this write-up offers a theoretical framework that helps conceptualize and utilize it in examining power exercise and politics in the Nepali context. It emphasizes discourse analysis to explore the systemic discrimination and the genealogy of structural violence to moot debates about central and marginal subjects concerning women and Dalit issues in Nepal.

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Published

2021-06-18

How to Cite

Chaulagain, R., & Pathak, L. (2021). Exploring Intersectionality: Theoretical Concept and Potential Methodological Efficacy in the Context of Nepal. Molung Educational Frontier, 11, 148–168. https://doi.org/10.3126/mef.v11i0.37851

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