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The Booty Don’t Lie: Dancefloor Explorations of Feminism and Hip Hop

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The Booty Don’t Lie: Dancefloor Explorations of Feminism and Hip Hop

Kelemen, Ilana (2013) The Booty Don’t Lie: Dancefloor Explorations of Feminism and Hip Hop. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

This thesis draws on theories of affect, performativity, and dance practice to consider how women with varying feminist values negotiate them within sexist hip hop spaces. Using a targeted group of research participants, accessed through snowball sampling, the author engaged in four different outings which produced four specific scenic descriptions and twelve interviews to better investigate if such a negotiation is possible. Taking the view that negotiation can occur between feminist values and sexist hip hop spaces through the body, this research demonstrates four particular tactics through which such a negotiation occurs. In engaging theories of affect and performativity in dance the author outlines humour as intervention, hypersexualization of movement as a resistance, memory and nostalgia as a buffer and disassociation as negotiation, as tactics that reveal themselves in sexist hip hop spaces

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Kelemen, Ilana
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Media Studies
Date:14 June 2013
Thesis Supervisor(s):Allor, Martin
Keywords:hip hop feminism, performativity, affect
ID Code:977385
Deposited By: ILANA KELEMEN
Deposited On:25 Nov 2013 17:13
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:44
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