Racializing Gendered Interactions

  • Koji ChavezEmail author
  • Adia Harvey Wingfield
Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)


At this point, extensive research and data document the myriad ways that gender shapes social interactions. Yet while sociologists have devoted a great deal of attention to understanding how gender informs interactions, most of this work has yet to incorporate an intersectional approach that examines how these interactions are racialized in ways that produce specific outcomes. In this entry, we briefly review the literature that highlights the multiple ways social interactions are gendered. We then consider different approaches that seek to racialize these interactions, and end our paper with discussion of areas for future research.


Intersectionality Race and gender Stereotypes Social interaction 


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  1. 1.Washington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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