Antiracist Feminism and the Politics of Solidarity in Neoliberal Times

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The chapter analyses the establishment and expansion of antiracist feminism in the last decade throughout the Nordic region, with new groups, media sites, and public events organised, especially in the large cities. Keskinen examines antiracist feminist and queer of colour activism in which the main or sole actors belong to groups racialised as non-white or ‘others’ in Nordic societies. A fundamental argument developed in the chapter is the central role and potential of these emerging social movements in the reconfiguring of political agendas and tackling pressing societal issues, due to its capacity to overlap and connect the borders of antiracist, feminist, and (to some extent) class-based politics. The chapter further argues for the usefulness of theorising the neoliberal turn of racial capitalism as the societal condition in which feminist activism takes place.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeminisms in the Nordic Region : Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Decolonial Critique
EditorsSuvi Keskinen, Pauline Stoltz, Diana Mulinari
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-53463-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-53464-6
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology
  • antiracism
  • feminism
  • solidarity
  • Activism
  • social movements
  • antiracist feminism
  • race
  • whiteness
  • neoliberalism


Cite this

Keskinen, S. (Accepted/In press). Antiracist Feminism and the Politics of Solidarity in Neoliberal Times. In S. Keskinen, P. Stoltz, & D. Mulinari (Eds.), Feminisms in the Nordic Region: Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Decolonial Critique Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.