By T. Denean Denean Sharpley-Whiting
Pimps Up, Ho's Down offers an essential severe review of the sexual exploitation of ladies and ladies all too regularly occurring in hip hop tradition and in our greater society. This clever and sensitively written learn is obligatory studying for these people who needs to cease the violence. --Darlene Clark Hine, co-author of A Shining Thread of wish: The heritage of Black ladies in America
"This compelling, well-researched-and alarming-account of ways hip hop tradition has impacted the lives and formed the identities of younger black girls may be learn through men and women of each generation." --Paula Giddings, writer of When and the place I input: The impression of Black ladies on Race and intercourse in America
Pimps Up, Ho's Down pulls on the threads of the intricately knotted concerns surrounding younger black girls and hip hop tradition. What unravels for Tracy D. Sharpley-Whiting is a brand new, and challenging, politics of gender. during this attention-grabbing and forceful ebook, Sharpley-Whiting, a feminist author who's a member of the hip hop iteration, interrogates the complexities of younger black women's engagement with a tradition that's masculinist, misogynistic, and often mystifying.
Beyond their portrayal in rap lyrics, the show of black girls in song movies, tv, movie, model, and on the web is fundamental to the mass media engineered charm of hip hop tradition, the writer argues. And the economic trafficking within the pictures and behaviors linked to hip hop has made them seem basic, applicable, and entertaining-both within the U.S. and worldwide.
Sharpley-Whiting questions the affects of hip hop's expanding alliance with the intercourse undefined, the increase of groupie tradition within the hip hop global, the influence of hip hop's obligatory heterosexual tradition on younger black ladies, and the permeation of the hip hop ethos into younger black women's conceptions of affection and romance.
The writer understands her topic from the interior. Coming of age within the midst of hip hop's evolution within the overdue Eighties, she combined her graduate reviews with paintings as a runway and print version within the Nineteen Nineties. Her ebook positive aspects interviews with unique dancers, black hip hop groupies, and hip hop new release contributors Jacklyn "Diva" Bush, rapper Trina, and filmmaker Aishah Simmons, in addition to the voices of many "everyday" younger ladies.
Pimps Up, Ho's Down turns down the amount and amplifies the substance of discussions approximately hip hop tradition and to supply an area for younger black girls to be heard.