Manufacturing marginality among women and Latinos in neo-liberal America

Douglas S. Massey

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Intersectionality is the study of how categorical distinctions made on the basis of race, class and gender interact to generate inequality, and this concept has become a primary lens by which scholars have come to model social stratification in the USA. In addition to the historically powerful interaction between race and class, gender interactions have become increasingly powerful in exacerbating class inequalities while the growing exclusion of foreigners on the basis of legal status has progressively marginalized Latinos in US society. As a result, poor whites and immigrant-origin Latinos have increasingly joined African Americans at the bottom of American society to form a new, expanded underclass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1747-1752
Number of pages6
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Issue number10
StatePublished - Aug 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science


  • class
  • gender
  • immigrants
  • intersectionality
  • legal status
  • race


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