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Vicious circles: intersections of gender and species in Darren Aronofsky’s "The Fountain"

Piskorski, Rodolfo 2013. Vicious circles: intersections of gender and species in Darren Aronofsky’s "The Fountain". Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies 5 (1) , pp. 80-103.

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Intersectional Theory emerged in the field of Law as an attempt to understand oppression and injustice that did not work according to stable racial and/or gender identities (Grillo 18). Its focus on the intersecting nature of sources of oppression sought to address the problem of policy making, which, by adhering to identity politics, did not reach the individuals who were most in need of assistance — exactly those who were vulnerable to multiple forms of injustice and who did not register in policy makers’ grid of stable identities. If policies directed towards black populations missed the vicissitudes of living as a black woman, women’s politics sometimes overlooked women who also had to live with the marking of race. Despite the radical changes in practical governmental practices requested by Intersectional Theory, it has been embraced and absorbed as a staple tool in critical theory and feminist criticism (Deckha 249).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Publisher: Humanimalia
ISSN: 2151-8645
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:57

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