Political parties such as the Freedom Party (henceforth PVV), among other actors, might contribute to a discourse in which embracing homosexuality on the one hand and identifying with Islamic values on the other are framed as mutually exclusive. The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, it aims to theorise and identify the forces of oppression at work in relation to Dutch identity politics. Second, by examining the analytical use of intersectionality, the paper employs Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) to address the social positioning of Dutch gay Muslim identities, and seeks to reconstruct the intersections left implicit beyond the ‘Muslim or gay’ binary. In the case of Dutch gay Muslim identities, an intersectional approach contributes to the capture of social and structural forces underlying potential processes of identity inclusion and exclusion, even when it concerns the socio-political domination of one minority over another.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Diversity and Gender Studies
Issue number1-2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016

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