'Spaces to speak' of sour milk : exploring African-Caribbean-British women's activism and agency on childhood sexual abuse from the 1980s to the present day

Wilson, Joanne (2016) 'Spaces to speak' of sour milk : exploring African-Caribbean-British women's activism and agency on childhood sexual abuse from the 1980s to the present day. Doctoral thesis, London Metropolitan University.

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Abstract

The aim of this research study is to add the voices of African- Caribbean British female victim-survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) to existing knowledge(s) on childhood sexual victimization. In so doing the study will examine whether racialisation, racism and cultural identity and cultural factors have had any bearing on African Caribbean British women’s 'space to speak' of childhood sexual abuse. The study also explores Black British feminist activism on CSA from the late 1970s- mid 1980s in order to further explore the issue of spaces to speak.

The thesis presents findings from 5 in-depth interviews with Black British feminists (Experts); a partial content analysis of British feminist periodicals from 1980s onward; 7 in-depth interviews with African-Caribbean British victim-survivors of CSA and a survey examining Black, Asian and Minority, Ethnic service provision (BAME) in 13 Rape Crisis Centre’s in England and Scotland.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: childhood sexual abuse (CSA); African-Caribbean-British women; victim-survivors; feminist perspective
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 15:11
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2017 15:11
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1251

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