Now We Want Our Funk Cut: Janelle Monáe’s Neo-Afrofuturism

  title={Now We Want Our Funk Cut: Janelle Mon{\'a}e’s Neo-Afrofuturism},
  author={Daylanne K. English and Alvin Kim},
  journal={American Studies},
  pages={217 - 230}
  • D. English, Alvin Kim
  • Published 26 September 2013
  • Sociology
  • American Studies
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