Room: Hanson room (HBS)
Presenter: Sylvia Walby
Analysing intersectionality using complexity and systems theories
The paper argues for the revision of the concept of
social system using complexity theory in order to theorise changes in
inequality in the current crisis. The analysis of intersecting social
inequalities of gender, ethnicity and class is
a challenge to social theory and has led some to reject the
theorisation of society as a social system. Rather than such rejection,
this paper uses complexity theory to revise the concept of social
system. It demonstrates the relevance of this approach to
the analysis of changes in diverse regimes of inequality in the current
neoliberal crisis. Gender and class regimes of inequality mutually
adapt, but are not mutually constituted.
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