One might ask what does scale and region have to do with intersectional research on nation, race, and gender? In this chapter, I center multi-scalar and regional analyses as overlooked lenses in how we conduct intersectional analyses of nation, race, and gender. Focusing on how nations construct categories of gender and sexual normativities and global racialization processes to uphold some populations and exclude others, I look how at these shifting and relational processes take place at multiple scales of analysis. Moving between multiple scales and regions complicates our intersectional research methodologies by taking into account the different cultural and political manifestations within and across nations. While region and scale haven’t been seriously attended to in intersectional methodologies, I see them as important lenses of analysis, producing a three-dimensional research methodology and tools of analysis.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Intersectionality
EditorsMary Romero
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781800378056
ISBN (Print)9781800378049
StatePublished - Mar 17 2023

Publication series

NameResearch Handbooks in Sociology


  • Multi-scalar analysis
  • Nation
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Normativity
  • Region

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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