Intersectionality and Kyriarchy: A Framework for Approaching Power and Social Justice in Planning and Climate Change Adaptation.

Author:

Osborne, N.

Editor:

First

Date:

2015

Region:

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Intersectionality

Language:

English

Publisher:

SAGE

Full Harvard Reference:

Osborne, N. (2015). Intersectionality and Kyriarchy: A Framework for Approaching Power and Social Justice in Planning and Climate Change Adaptation, Planning Theory, Vol. 14(2): 130-151

This article argues that the incorporation of multiple vectors of identity formation and power is necessary in order to understand the production of specific forms of vulnerability to climate change. It introduces the notion of intersectionality, a concept used to understand the multiple, co-constitutive vectors of identity formation, and kyriarchy, a theory of power that describes the power structures that intersectionality produces. The combination of these two perspectives will allow for social justice and issues of access to be better understood in the context of climate change, thus offering new ways to think about planning in research and practice.