Whose revolution is televised? : young African Nova Scotian women respond to sexual politics in hip hop culture & everyday life

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dc.contributor.advisor Mac Nevin, Audrey, 1955-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Green, Alecia
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:50Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.other HQ1161 G74 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22838
dc.description vi, 109 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 96-103).
dc.description.abstract This qualitative research study explores young African Nova Scotian women's responses to images of Black female bodies depicted in three popular hip hop music videos. Taking a Black socio-feminist theoretical perspective, the project elicits the views of five young women in their first or second year of university, using an open-ended and semi-structured individual interview format. Research findings indicate that the participants are media literate and that they critically consume depictions of the Black female body in popular culture. Factors such as academic achievement, the importance of divinity, and degree of communal affiliation act as bases for counter-hegemonic viewing of the images. Whereas popular cultural depicts the Black female body as sexually promiscuous, the young women interviewed define Black female beauty as a quality mostly emanating from the inside-out.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University ; Mount Saint Vincent University
dc.subject.lcc HQ1161
dc.subject.lcsh Women, Black -- Nova Scotia -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Music videos -- Social aspects -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Hip-hop -- Social aspects -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Young women -- Nova Scotia -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role in music
dc.subject.lcsh Sex in popular culture -- Nova Scotia
dc.title Whose revolution is televised? : young African Nova Scotian women respond to sexual politics in hip hop culture & everyday life
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Women's Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Women's Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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