Epistemic injustice and epistemic resistance: an intersectional study of women’s entrepreneurship under occupation and patriarchy

Wojdan Omran, Shumaila Yousafzai*

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Abstract

Women face unique challenges in their quest to achieve business success relative to men. Applying the theories of epistemic injustice and intersectionality, this study collectively analyzes the overlapping impacts of identities that complement gender at multiple levels in the context of the oppressive, interconnected power structures of occupation and patriarchy. Our findings explain how the impact of institutional oppressors, through structural and normative discrimination, may cause some Palestinian women entrepreneurs to internalize and accept injustice while others tap into available resources to engage in epistemic resistance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Early online date07 Dec 2023
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 07 Dec 2023

Keywords

  • women's entrepreneurship
  • Intersectionality
  • Epistemic injustice
  • Epistemic resistance
  • Internal displacement
  • Gender
  • Palestine
  • patriarchy
  • occupation
  • reflexivity

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