ALST 331 - The Sexual Politics of Hip-Hop
For more than 30, years Hip Hop has been one of the most significant cultural identifiers for youth in the United States. Hip Hop may be one of the largest cultural movements the world has ever experienced – a cultural movement that has influenced everything from the music to which we listen, the clothes with which we adorn ourselves and to, the cars that we drive, the food that we eat and the words we speak. However, Hip Hop culture is more than the music, the fashion and the style that is popular today. It transcends the commercialized products sold to mainstream U.S. America and the around globe. How so? Why did Hip Hop emerge? What does mainstream Hip Hop today represent? How do women fit into this narrative? Through a close examination of critical feminist and queer theory, this course explores the cultural and political implications of hip hop music and culture – specifically its impact on Black sexual politics and gender performance.
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