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Black History Month

The month of October marks Black History Month in the UK and we at Intellect would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the history, heritage and culture of Black people around the world. This is a time to question, to reevaluate and to stand united against racism in all its forms. We want to take this opportunity to look forward and to highlight the work of the Black academic community and to place a spotlight on issues affecting Black people across the world.


From challenging racial and sexual categories in Netflix's Sense8 to the important discussion of resistance documentaries Dear Mandela (Kell and Nizza, 2012) and Miners Shot Down (Desai, 2014) in post-apartheid South Africa, Intellect presents a selection of articles considering ethnicity, inequality and black culture. 

Black Lives Matter

Brian Chama, European Journal of American Culture 38.3

Craft and Race

Marijel Melo, Craft Research 9.1

Film & Media Studies

Cara Moyer-Duncan, Journal of African Cinemas 11.1
Godfried Asante, Noorie Baig and Shuzhen Huang, Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture 4.2

Fashion Studies

E Rabinovitch-Fox, International Journal of Fashion Studies 6.2
Laina Dawes, Metal Music Studies 1.3
Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Eunji Choi and Hangael Park, Critical Studies in Men's Fashion 5.1
Noël Siqi Duan, Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty 8.1

Current free articles

Race and Hip-Hop Culture

Shuaib Meacham et al, Journal of Popular Music Education 2.1&2

Daniel White Hodge, Journal of Popular Music Education 2.1&2

Cassandra Chaney, Journal of Popular Music Education 2.1&2

Jenifer Lynn Stoever, Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies 3.2

Coming soon

Fashion, Style & Popular Culture Special Open Access Issue on Black Lives Matter 

One of the articles, 'Designed for diabetic health!: Exploratory sneaker changing the direction in footwear for the Black community', has already been published as Fast Track and is available Open Access.


Click here for free access to Chapter 3: Queering Africa: Bebe Zahara Benet’s “African” Aesthetics and Performance: