At the roots of intersectionality in inclusive processes: the birth of cultural studies and the role of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Birmingham

In the 1960s, within the framework of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) at the University of Birmingham, a number of scholars, linked by their interest in popular culture, not only denounced the industrial logic that transforms content into products, but were also in search of the common thread that connects collective cultures to the many different individual sensibilities, also paving the way for a plural vision of inclusive processes and different cultures that inhabit and animate them. According to Stuart Hall, cultural studies means investigating the relationship between culture and power, and it is on the basis of this assumption that he sees feminist issues and black matters as possible positive social disruptions. Indeed, sexist and racist ideologies can bring out forms of resistance in women or blacks, but also foster the mobilisation of other marginalised subjects, such as people with disabilities.