There are 84 million members of the Millennial Generation. Scholars agree that they are far more engaged politically and have far more progressive views on race, class, gender, and sexual orientation issues than Generation Xers or Baby Boomers.While they demonstrate increasing political engagement, most Millennials also express dissatisfaction with the way politics are conducted. The 2008 presidential election was no exception, highlighting the complicated politics of gender, race, class and sexual orientation. These young Americans are clearly ready for a new kind of politics, but what can they use as a bridge to get away from the politics of fear, disgust, and negativity that they dislike so much? Written in plain language for an educated trade audience, this book takes the political theory of intersectionality--the most cutting-edge approach to the politics of gender, race, sexual orientation, and class--and introduces it to the general public for the first time.
About the Author
ANGE-MARIE HANCOCK Associate Professor at University of Southern California, USA.