'Mapping the Politics of Race, Place and Sex in Twentieth-Century Britain' Jade Bentil (Oxford)
|Dates:||16 June 2022|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:15|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students|
How might Black women and transfeminine people's adventures with pleasure, sex and glamour be understood as an art form? What might beauty as a method offer to those living in a space of containment?
In a series of extracts from her forthcoming book, Rebel Citizen, Jade Bentil will explore the lives of Black women and femmes living in 1970s and 1980s London and the everyday modes of resistance that they cultivated to imagine a radically different world from the de facto segregated realities of twentieth-century Britain.
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About the speaker
Jade Bentil is a Black feminist historian and DPhil researcher at the University of Oxford. Her scholarship uses oral history methodologies to centre the experiences of women of African and African-Caribbean descent in Britain and their long history of feminist activism. Jade’s debut book, REBEL CITIZEN, uses oral history interviews to explore the lived experiences of Black women who migrated to Britain following the Second World War and is forthcoming from Allen Lane.
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