ERIC Number: EJ887135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Hip-Hop Feminism: A Standpoint to Enhance the Positive Self-Identity of Black College Women
Henry, Wilma J.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v47 n2 p139-156 2010
The popularity of hip-hop among young Black college women, coupled with the deluge of negative and positive messages in this culture regarding these women's identity, signals an opportunity for the arrival of a contemporary, culturally relevant epistemology--hip-hop feminism. Through the lens of Black feminist theory, this article explores hip-hop feminism as a form of expression with the potential to positively affect the self-identity of young Black college women. A brief review of hip-hop history, feminist theory, and implications for student affairs practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Females, Music, Reputation, Subcultures, Feminism, Identification, Self Expression, Epistemology, Mass Media Effects, Social Influences
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