This paper which was presented at the 13th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma at San Diego on September 15-17 2008 illustrates the usefulness of the theoretical perspective of intersectionality in analyzing power relations in abusive situations with regard to women with physical disabilities. In part one of this paper, I introduce the concept of intersectionality as it has been applied by de los Reyes and Mulinari with regard to their research on power relations and inequality. In part two, I illustrate my use of the concept by some cases from my own qualitative study and present the results of the analysis of abuse in different social contexts. I close with some concluding remarks on the value of using the concept in analyzing power relations in abusive situations in general.
Intersectionality, Power relations and Abuse of Women with Physical Disabilities | (rapportnr. 201006)