The Write to Rock: Racial Mythologies, Feminist Theory, and the Pleasures of Rock Music Criticism

  title={The Write to Rock: Racial Mythologies, Feminist Theory, and the Pleasures of Rock Music Criticism},
  author={Daphne A. Brooks},
  journal={Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture},
  pages={54 - 62}
  • Daphne A. Brooks
  • Published 29 October 2008
  • Art
  • Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture
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