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Author Farrugia, Rebekah, author.

Title Women rapping revolution : hip hop and community building in Detroit / Rebekah Farrugia and Kellie D. Hay ; forewords by Piper Carter and Mahogany Jones.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 212 pages).
Series California series in hip hop studies ; 1
California series in hip hop studies ; 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : intersections of Detroit, women, and hip hop -- Detroit hip hop and the rise of the Foundation -- Hip hop sounds and sensibilities in post-bankruptcy Detroit -- Negotiating genderqueer identity formation -- Vulnerable mavericks wreck rap's conventions -- "Legendary," environmental justice, and collaborative cultural production -- Hip hop activism in action -- Conclusion : women, hip hop, and cultural organizing.
Summary "Detroit is a city that has long been recognized as a center of musical innovation and social change. Rebekah Farrugia and Kellie D. Hay draw on seven years of fieldwork to illuminate the important role that women in Detroit's hip hop underground have played in mobilizing a grassroots response to political and social pressures at the heart of Detroit's ongoing renewal and development project. Focusing on the women-centered hip hop collective The Foundation, Women Rapping Revolution argues that the hip hop underground is a crucial site where Black women shape subjectivity and claim self-care as a principle of community organizing. Through interviews and sustained critical engagement with artists and activists, this study also articulates the substantial role of cultural production in social, racial, and economic justice efforts"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Foundation of Women in Hip Hop.
Hip-hop feminism -- Michigan -- Detroit.
African American women -- Michigan -- Detroit.
African American women.
Hip-hop feminism.
Michigan -- Detroit.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hay, Kellie D., 1965- author.
Carter, Piper, writer of foreword.
Jones, Mahogany, writer of foreword.
Other Form: Print version: Farrugia, Rebekah. Women rapping revolution Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020] 9780520305311 (DLC) 2020004029
ISBN 0520973364 electronic book
9780520973367 electronic book
9780520305311 hardcover
9780520305328 paperback