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Mothering and Hip Hop

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September 2012
152 pages $14.95
978-1-927335-00-0

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
ix

Introduction: Motherhood Between Invisibility and Trope
Maki Motapanyane
1

Chapter 1
“Mama Tried”:
Narratives of Good Mothering in Rap Music
Travis L. Gosa
22

Chapter 2
Mom Be Pimpin’:
Exploring the Mother-Whore Dichotomy in Hip-Hop
Nicholas Powers
36

Chapter 3
Making Room for “Dear Mama” in Rap Music
Erik Nielson
50

Chapter 4
Shine: A Queer Cosmology of Mothering
From Audre Lorde to MeShell Ndegeocello
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
66

Chapter 5
360 Degrees
Ruth Henry (MC OASIS)
86

Chapter 6
Seven Generations – Mothering, Indigeneity and Hip-Hop:
A Conversation with Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight
Shana L. Calixte
109

Chapter 7
“Mommy, I’m in Anomolies too!”: A Conversation
Between Two Members of an All-Female Hip-Hop Collective
Shantelena Mouzon (Helixx C. Armageddon) with Sharon Miller (Pri the Honeydark)
125

Chapter 8
Mothering the Northside:
Hip-Hop Mothers North of the 49th Parallel
Maki Motapanyane and Mark V. Campbell
140

Contributor Notes
175

 

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