Mind the overlap in multiple categorization: A review of crossed categorization, intersectionality, and multiracial perception

Gandalf Nicolas, Malena de la Fuente, Susan T. Fiske

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Abstract

Research on social categorization continues, with one growth area being multiple categorization. Various approaches study questions that, although different in scope and content, potentially tap the same underlying processes. Current models that aim to understand judgments about targets who belong to multiple social groups include algebraic and nonalgebraic models of crossed categorization, as well as theories related to intersectionality and multiracial categorization. The literature on these models and theories highlights some strengths and limitations. The review discusses potential overlap between models that have mostly advanced independently of each other. Future research can take a more encompassing stance to acknowledge this overlap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-631
Number of pages11
JournalGroup Processes and Intergroup Relations
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

Keywords

  • crossed categorization
  • intersectionality
  • multiracial categorization
  • social categorization

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