Let Me Blow Your Mind

  title={Let Me Blow Your Mind},
  author={Treva B. Lindsey},
  journal={Urban Education},
  pages={52 - 77}
This essay brings together key theoretical interventions in hip-hop feminism to explore the continued, but undervalued, significance of hip-hop feminism in urban education. More specifically, the essay challenges narrow conceptualizations of the hip hop subject as Black and male by using hip-hop feminist theory to incorporate the lived experiences of Black and Brown girls and women. With a particular emphasis on the realities of violence Black and Brown girls and women, trans*, and queer people… 
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White Hip-hoppers
  • C. Cutler
  • Sociology
    Lang. Linguistics Compass
  • 2015
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