Intersectional solidarity





Citation of Original Publication

F. Tormos (2017) Intersectional solidarity, Politics, Groups, and Identities, 5:4, 707-720, DOI: 10.1080/21565503.2017.1385494


This is the submitted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Politics, Groups, and Identities on 20 Oct 2017, available online:



Intersectionality has gone global. The application and adoption of the concept cuts across disciplinary and territorial boundaries. How can intersectionality inform the work of social justice in the twenty-first century? This essay focuses on the practical implications of intersectionality for social movements. First, this essay reviews prominent definitions of intersectionality, identifies a series of tenets, and presents a brief history of the notion of intersectionality. Second, the essay reviews extant explanations of solidarity. This review ends with a proposal for enacting solidarity that is viable for articulating intersectionally conscious forms of solidarity – intersectional solidarity – suitable for scholars of global politics.