Public policies in the management of sexual and gender diversity: An intersectional analysis

Carmen Romero Bachiller, Marisela Montenegro

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Abstract

© 2018 Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. All rights reserved. Institutional management of diversity has focussed on producing policies and interventions towards the inclusion and/or normalization of collectives defined as minorities. The concept of intersectionality has contributed to complexify processes of sectorialization derived from this perspective, introducing the idea of co-functioning of different sources of oppression. Departing from the intersectional analysis of two laws, one from Generalitat of Catalonia and the other from Madrid Autonomous Community, aiming to guarantee rights for gender and sexualy diverse people and against LGTBIphobia, we describe the effects of homogenization, essentialization and normalization as well as the dynamics of hierarchization and exclusion that the processes of normative categorization generate. We propose understanding the concept of intersectionality from a situational and relational perspective, implying that practices of domination emerge in concrete contexts where certain differences appear as relevant in each particular definition of given relations. Those processes, framed in historically constituted normative configurations, occur as concrete condensations of inequalities and hierarchies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPsicoperspectivas
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Categorization
  • Discrimination
  • Inclusion/exclusion
  • Intersectionality
  • Lgtbi public policies

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