Accessibility navigation

'Second-wave' black feminist periodicals in Britain

Thomlinson, N. (2017) 'Second-wave' black feminist periodicals in Britain. Women: a cultural review, 27 (4). pp. 432-445. ISSN 1470-1367

Text - Accepted Version
· Please see our End User Agreement before downloading.


It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/09574042.2017.1301129


This article offers a long overdue exploration of black feminist periodicals in the UK during the period of second-wave feminism. In it, the author examines four feminist periodicals—FOWAAD, Speak Out, We Are Here and Mukti—in order to trace the development of black feminism in Britain and to investigate the extent to which black feminist periodicals in the UK became key sites for the development of a black feminist political critique that was aimed at three targets: the (white) feminist movement, the racist British state, and patriarchal structures within migrant communities. Insisting on the interconnected nature of gendered, race and class oppression in a manner that foreshadowed many contemporary theoretical developments around the politics of intersectionality, these periodicals provide vital insights into the black women’s movement and its complicated relationship to larger radical black movements and the concept of ‘political blackness’.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > History
ID Code:69476
Publisher:Taylor & Francis


Downloads per month over past year

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation