This essay cautions projects of visibility that are twinned with intersectional analyses. Arguing for a deliberate rupture in schooling’s categorical logics and a historical analysis of the cultural force of individual identity, I caution that the individual identity tendencies of modernity hold some risks for the substantial and long-standing imperatives of intersectional analysis. I ground this argument in Audre Lorde’s work and how it is often sampled insufficiently.
Patel, L. (2017). Walking the tightrope of visibility. Occasional Paper Series, 2017 (38). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2017/iss38/13