With the demise of twentieth-century social classes, the intersec-tion of gender, race and class no longer seems to constitute a para-digm, but rather a construct with a variable structure in which, from time to time, one of the three constituent elements emerges as the driving force. This also has repercussions in the field of art and cul-ture. In the context of Hip Hop, for example, African American female rappers propose a female image in which the vindication of one’s blackness is accompanied by an awareness of the fluidity of sexual identity and the need to break certain stereotypes for which political commitment must necessarily coincide with “sobriety” of behavior. In their video clips there are frames that recall the Black Panthers or the Black Lives Matter movement, one can fight against racial and class discrimination without renouncing a politics of de-sire, which opens up interesting educational reflections.

Zona, U., DE CASTRO, M., Bocci, F. (2021). Female Hip Hop Activist. Un incrocio intersezionale. METIS, 11(1), 227-258.

Female Hip Hop Activist. Un incrocio intersezionale

ZONA Umberto;DE CASTRO Martina;BOCCI Fabio
2021-01-01

Abstract

With the demise of twentieth-century social classes, the intersec-tion of gender, race and class no longer seems to constitute a para-digm, but rather a construct with a variable structure in which, from time to time, one of the three constituent elements emerges as the driving force. This also has repercussions in the field of art and cul-ture. In the context of Hip Hop, for example, African American female rappers propose a female image in which the vindication of one’s blackness is accompanied by an awareness of the fluidity of sexual identity and the need to break certain stereotypes for which political commitment must necessarily coincide with “sobriety” of behavior. In their video clips there are frames that recall the Black Panthers or the Black Lives Matter movement, one can fight against racial and class discrimination without renouncing a politics of de-sire, which opens up interesting educational reflections.
Zona, U., DE CASTRO, M., Bocci, F. (2021). Female Hip Hop Activist. Un incrocio intersezionale. METIS, 11(1), 227-258.
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