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ERIC Number: EJ1092949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
"You Don't Have to Claim Her": Reconstructing Black Femininity through Critical Hip-Hop Literacy
Kelly, Lauren Leigh
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v59 n5 p529-538 Mar-Apr 2016
This article explores the ways in which females who identify with hip-hop often develop and construct their identities in relation to media representations of blackness and femininity in hip-hop music and culture. In order for educators to support female students in constructing identities of empowerment and agency, they should be willing and able to engage with hip-hop texts in the classroom. The use of critical hip-hop literacies can create spaces for discussions of power and identity that provide young people with culturally relevant tools for disrupting a system that maintains the silence and marginalization of young black girls.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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