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ERIC Number: ED535918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 271
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-0646-0
Wish to Live: The Hip-Hop Feminism Pedagogy Reader. Educational Psychology. Volume 3
Brown, Ruth Nicole, Ed.; Kwakye, Chamara Jewel, Ed.
Peter Lang New York
"Wish To Live: The Hip-hop Feminism Pedagogy Reader" moves beyond the traditional understanding of the four elements of hip-hop culture--rapping, breakdancing, graffiti art, and deejaying--to articulate how hip-hop feminist scholarship can inform educational practices and spark, transform, encourage, and sustain local and global youth community activism efforts. This multi-genre and interdisciplinary reader engages performance, poetry, document analysis, playwriting, polemics, cultural critique, and autobiography to radically reimagine the political utility of hip-hop-informed social justice efforts that insist on an accountable analysis of identity and culture. Featuring scholarship from professors and graduate and undergraduate students actively involved in the work they profess, this book's commitment to making the practice of hip-hop feminist activism practical in our everyday lives is both compelling and unapologetic. Contents include: (1) An Unapologetic Lyric: A Warrior's Battle for Space in Education (Dominique C. Hill); (2) Who Wants 2 b Hard? A Lesbian of Color Critiques the Phrase "No Homo" in Hip-Hop (Tanya Kozlowski); (3) (Progressive) Hip-Hop Cartography (Darlene Vinicky); (4) Lighting the Fire: Hip-Hop Feminism in a Midwestern Classroom (Zenzele Isoke); (5) For Oya: I Love Myself Dancing... and Then Again When I Am Boxed in and Overwhelmed (Ruth Nicole Brown); (6) The Black Girl Body as a Site of Sexual Terrorism (Adilia James); (7) The Politics of Representation for Black Women and the Impossibility of Queering the New Jersey 4/7 (Christina Carney); (8) Camp Carrot Seed: Reflections on a Critical Pedagogic Project (Sheri Davis-Faulkner); (9) Dr. Theresa Bayarea: Dancing to Make Freedom (Chamara Jewel Kwakye); (10) Freedom Schools and Ella Baker (Shaunita Levison); (11) Performance: "My legacy of imagination is not lost." The Almighty and Most Powerful (Porsha Olayiwola); (12) I Am A Woman (Loy A. Webb); (13) Body Cypher Love: A Remix: A Hip-Hop Feminist Project (Tanya Kozlowski, Irene Christine Zavarsky, and Christina Armstrong); (14) Black Girl Night Talk (Blair Ebony Smith); (15) Acting Out: A Performative Exploration of Identity, Healing, and Wholeness (Durell Callier); (16) Get It Girl Moments: A Reflection on Dance and Research (Grenita Hall); (17) The Bad Bitch Society: Discovering Love through Writing and the New Hip-Hop (Sesali Bowen); (18) Show Yo' Self (Precious McClendon); (19) A Conversation with Black Artemis (Christina Armstrong); (20) A Mother and Daughter Talk Hip-Hop (Lena Foote); (21) Summer Vacation in B'ham, Alabama, or Southern Fried Feminism (J. Sean Callahan); (22) I Love Music! (DaYanna Crider); (23) In the Words of Others We Find Ourselves (Kristen Smith); (24) Youth (Young Adult) Organizing (Sheri Lewis); (25) Can We Be for Black Girls and against Their Sexuality? (Jessica Robinson); (26) Check-In (Porshe Garner); (27) On Being in the Service of Someone Else's Shine (Taylor-Imani Linear); (28) To the Visionary(Desiree McMillion); and (29) Portrait of a Black Girl: Seeing Is NOT Believing (Claudine Taaffe).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama; New Jersey