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Title: Intersectionality & Climate Justice: A call for synergy in climate change scholarship
Author(s): Mikulewicz, Michael
Caretta, Martina Angela
Sultana, Farhana
Crawford, Neil J. W.
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Keywords: Intersectionality
climate justice
climate change
climate activism
social justice
climate politics
Issue Date: 10-Nov-2023
Date Deposited: 15-Feb-2024
Citation: Mikulewicz M, Caretta MA, Sultana F & Crawford NJW (2023) Intersectionality & Climate Justice: A call for synergy in climate change scholarship. <i>Environmental Politics</i>, 32 (7), pp. 1275-1286.
Abstract: In this intervention, we call for extending the critical lens of intersectionality to the field of climate justice. We do so by identifying the theoretical and methodological links through which intersectionality can benefit climate change studies. These include common roots in radical theory, a focus on marginalized populations, challenging dominant epistemologies and ontologies, similar strategies for pursuing social justice, de-emphasizing of positivist methodologies, while at the same time deploying similar research methods, embracing cross-scalar and spatio-temporal analysis, and strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity and cross-sectoral alliances. We conclude with a number of potential questions to inform future research on these linkages and to encourage fellow scholars to consider what we see as an indispensable theoretical and methodological synergy of intersectionality and climate justice for a more equitable present and future.
DOI Link: 10.1080/09644016.2023.2172869
Rights: © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way. The terms on which this article has been published allow the posting of the Accepted Manuscript in a repository by the author(s) or with their consent.
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