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Title:Homegirl Going Home: Hip Hop Feminism and the Representational Politics of Location
Author(s):Durham, Aisha S.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Denzin, Norman K.
Department / Program:Communications
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:This interpretive qualitative study explores the representation and lived experience of Black women who comprise the hip hop generation, or the post-civil rights generation for persons of color born between 1965-1984 (Kitwana, 2002, p. xiii). The researcher employs a three-part research design, which includes autoethnography, a series of textual analyses, and a semi-structured focus group interview from a purposive sample of five young Black women from a Virginia public housing community, the former home of the researcher. The three-part qualitative research design is modeled from interpretive interactionism and draws from performance ethnography. Extending Black feminist thought, Durham addresses hip hop feminism as it relates to hip hop culture, media studies, and third wave feminism. The overall dissertation project interrogates epiphanic moments of heightened awareness of the situated self when the real and symbolic Black female body meet.
Issue Date:2007
Description:231 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3290225
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2007

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