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“This groundbreaking collection explores the intersecting variables of groups marginalized by the media. Contributors examine gender, race, class, sexual orientation, geography, and ethnicity in relation to feminist multicultural issues…. Highly recommended for students of feminism, multiculturalism, cultural studies, communication theory, and media analysis.” --Choice “Most of the world's women experience multiple forms of oppression, yet few communication scholars have prioritized this profound reality. Professor Valdivia's collection examining feminism, multiculturalism, and the media is a welcome text for courses on women, minorities, and communication, plus an excellent resource for many other courses concerned with issues of diversity.” --H. Leslie Steeves, University of Oregon “Many contributors illustrate contradictions in multicultural and feminist media perspectives. These embrace more than feminist analysis: They illustrate how gender, race, class, and ...

African American Women Between Hopscotch and Hip-Hop: “Must Be the Music (That's Turnin' Me On)”
African American women between hopscotch and hip-hop: “Must be the music (That's Turnin' Me On)”
Kyra D.Gaunt

How do young, intelligent, black women—single mothers, married, working, or seeking degrees of “higher learning”—how do they negotiate participation in a music that has been labeled “male” and appears to be a contemporary example of the subordination of women in our culture? Contrary to popular belief, there are African American women who are fans of rap music. Their voices have been nearly silenced in the wave of criticisms of misogny against rap. This silence will persist as long as we accept the strongly held notion that rap/hip-hop music1 is exclusively male created and targeted as ...

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