Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 19:00
Housmans Bookshop, London (UK), Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9DX
Event at Housmans Bookshop
This book brings together activists, artists, and scholars of color to show how Black feminism and Afrofeminism are being practiced in Europe today, exploring their differing social positions in various countries, and exploring the ways in which they organize and mobilize to imagine a Black feminist Europe.
Deeply aware that they are constructed as “others” living in a racialized and hierarchical continent, the contributors explore gender, class, sexuality, and legal status to show that they are both invisible—presumed to be absent from and irrelevant to European societies—and hyper-visible, assumed to be passive and sexualized, angry and irrational.
In imagining a future outside the neocolonial frames and practices of contemporary Europe, this book explores a variety of critical spaces including motherhood and the home, friendships and intimate relationships, activism and community, and literature, dance, and film.
Dr Emejulu is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, whose work has been widely published. She focusses on political sociology, including inequalities across Europe and grassroots campaigns for women of colour.
Francesca Sobande is a Lecturer in Marketing and Advertising at Edge Hill University and a Marketing PhD Candidate at the University of Dundee. Her research explores the representation of Black women in media markets, including their experiences as content producers and spectators.