The article, “Jeopardy, Consciousness, and Multiple Discrimination: Intersecting Inequalities in Contemporary Western Europe” by Catherine E. Harnois is clearly applying the cliché “There are two sides to the same coin” here. There are different aspects in which anything can be viewed and in the article, the author has successfully explained this. When people in a society faces multiple jeopardy then, as a result, they develop multiple consciousness. Thus, they have a knowledge of multiple systems of inequality that is being developed in a society for themselves by acknowledging the multiple forms of discrimination. This paper will critically analyze the concept of multiple consciousnesses in terms of multiple jeopardy as analyzed by Catherine E. Harnois in the article, Jeopardy, Consciousness, and Multiple Discrimination: Intersecting Inequalities in Contemporary Western Europe.
There are different challenges associated with multiple consciousnesses and these have rightly addressed by Catherine E. Harnois. These challenges are faced by a broader range of minority groups that are present inside and outside the United States. All these people have different perspectives and feelings related to this multiple jeopardy. A person is feeling discrimination on different grounds and has full knowledge of intersecting systems of inequality. Different social context can empathize with the existence of these kinds of inequalities in the western society. In the society, there is discrimination because of consideration based on race, gender, class, and sexuality. While analyzing the inequalities, it is concluded by the author that these are as a result of having more than one social status. This research is effectively describing the feelings of minorities as a result of discrimination.
Harnois, C. E. (2015, December). Jeopardy, consciousness, and multiple discrimination: Intersecting inequalities in contemporary Western Europe. In Sociological Forum (Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 971-994).