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Title:Black girlhood celebration: The political courage of Black girls and women in everyday experiences
Author(s):Garner, Porshe
Advisor(s):Brown, Ruth N.
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Black girls
Hip hop
Critical pedagogy
Hip hop pedagogy
Abstract:Bridging critical pedagogy, hip-hop and education, hip-hop feminism, and literature on Black girlhood, this thesis shows how Black girls in Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT), a community of girls and women in Illinois, make sense of the images they receive through hip-hop. Specifically, I explore the ways in which the girls, who range from 11 to 42, are more than spectators of hip-hop but participants who make critical judgments beyond just good or bad critiques using the hip- hop influenced SOLHOT ritual ‘Check-In’. Based on analysis of ‘Check In,’ I developed the concept of ‘Flow-Storytelling’ to explain Black girls' usage of hip-hop to (re) create and tell their own story or narrative in any way they so choose.
Issue Date:2013-08-22
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 by Porshé R. Garner All Rights Reserved
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-08-22
Date Deposited:2013-08

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