By Malcolm Sargeant
This quantity of essays is anxious with the discrimination opposed to older people who effects from a failure to recognize their variety. by way of contemplating the original combos of discrimination that come up from the interrelationship of age and gender, pensions, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic category and incapacity, the individuals exhibit that the discrimination suffered is a number of in nature. it's the mix of those features that results in the necessity for extra complicated methods of tackling age discrimination.
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It is only important to be sure one has fully understood which identity category one belongs to if one subscribes to the liberal view that identity is stable and marked by strong boundaries. However, this understanding of identity is difﬁcult to reconcile with the social processes that create inequality. If one accepts the post-structuralist assertion that identity is socially constructed, the social processes that create inequality may be understood as the social construction of identities that include assignment of unequal value.
11 In her book Inessential Woman, Elizabeth Spelman presented a comprehensive philosophical analysis of the problems essentialist feminist theories leave unexamined. Spelman argues that feminist theories have generally proceeded on the assumption or belief that the differences among women are less signiﬁcant than what they have in common 10 11 Spelman is a philosophy professor, Fuss is an English professor, and Harris is a law professor. A parallel debate about the interrelationships of gender, ethnicity, race and class and the notion of ‘triple oppression’ of ‘racial’ and ethnic minority women was occurring in Europe, primarily among British feminists (Anthias and Yuval-Davis 1983; Yuval-Davis 2006).
2009. Intersectionality and Beyond: Law, Power, and the Politics of Location. Abingdon and New York: Routledge-Cavendish Harris, A. 1990. ‘Race and essentialism in feminist theory’, Stanford Law Review 42: 581–616 hooks, b. 1981. Ain’t I a Woman. Boston: South End Press Makkonen, T. M. 2002. Compound and Intersectional Discrimination: Bringing the Experiences of the Most Marginalized to the Fore. Åbo Akademi University Porter, N. 2003. ‘Sex plus age discrimination: protecting older women workers’, Denver University Law Review 81: 79–111 Roseberry, L.
Age Discrimination and Diversity: Multiple Discrimination from an Age Perspective by Malcolm Sargeant