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ERIC Number: EJ1149927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Sista Girl Rock: Women of Colour and Hip-Hop Deejaying as Raced/Gendered Knowledge and Language
Craig, Todd; Kynard, Carmen
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v24 n2 p143-158 2017
This article seeks to introduce and situate a seldom-explored subject: the role and contribution of women hip-hop deejays in the testosterone-filled genre called hip-hop. Grounding the analysis in the interviews of six women deejays--Spinderella, Kuttin Kandi, Pam the Funkstress, Reborn, Shorty Wop and Natasha Diggs--"Sista Girl Rock" works to privilege the words and ideas of these visionary cultural practitioners, sponsors, sound theorists and rhetorical innovators as foundational knowledge, the primary text; the knowledge these women and (re)present becomes paramount in (re)envisioning the ways we view participants of hip-hop culture as the purveyors of knowledge. From this source, we connect various locations of scholarship that can be related to the way(s) these women operate, flourish and maintain as twenty-first-century multimodal thinkers and scholars in a mostly male-dominated industry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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