Intersectional and Transnational Coalitions during Times of Crisis: The European LGBTI Movement
- Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society
- Oxford University Press
- Volume 26, Number 1, Spring 2019
- pp. 1-29
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This paper explores an overarching question that informs our understanding of political intersectionality in movement coalition building work: How do limited material resources affect the intersectional consciousness of social movements and the nature of their coalition building work? To answer this question, I conducted an expert survey to assess the intersectional consciousness of the European lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex movement during times of financial crisis. I argue, somewhat paradoxically, that intersectional consciousness is most present at the transnational level, where the potential for brokering cross-movement relationships is high, and that the financial crisis has heightened that consciousness.