Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa

Intersectionality in Electoral Politics: A Mess Worth Making

  • Wendy Smooth (a1)

Prior to the recent reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, I was involved in numerous conversations regarding strategies for its renewal. These conversations prompted me to reflect not only on the impact of the Voting Rights Act for African-American citizenship but in particular on the ways in which it did for African-American women what the Constitution and its amendments had previously failed to do. After all, it is not until the passage of this legislation that African-American women are first extended a modicum of citizenship in the United States.

Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

Gay, Claudine, and KatherineTate. 1998. “Doubly Bound: The Impact of Gender and Race on the Politics of Black Women.” Political Psychology19 (1): 169.

Harris, Fredrick C., ValeriaSinclair-Chapman, and BrianMcKenzie. 2005. “Macrodynamics of Black Political Participation in the Post-Civil Rights Era.” Journal of Politics67 (November): 114363.

Lien, Pei-Te. 1998. “Does the Gender Gap in Political Attitudes and Behavior Vary Across Racial Groups?Political Research Quarterly51 (4): 86982.

Manza, Jeff, and ChristopherUggen. 2004. “Punishment and Democracy: The Disenfranchisement of Nonincarcerated Felons in the United States.” Perspectives on Politics2 (September): 491505.

Simien, Evelyn M.2004. “Black Feminist Theory: Charting a Course for Black Women's Studies in Political Science.” Women and Politics26 (2): 8193.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Politics & Gender
  • ISSN: 1743-923X
  • EISSN: 1743-9248
  • URL: /core/journals/politics-and-gender
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
Type Description Title

 PDF (372 KB)
372 KB


Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 33
Total number of PDF views: 135 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 957 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 21st September 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.