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Author Kehrer, Lauron J., author

Title Queer voices in hip hop : cultures, communities, and contemporary performance / Lauron J. Kehrer.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, 2022.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 142 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Tracking pop
Tracking pop.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-142) and index.
Summary Notions of hip hop authenticity, as expressed both within hip hop communities and in the larger American culture, rely on the construction of the rapper as a Black, masculine, heterosexual, cisgender man who enacts a narrative of struggle and success. In Queer Voices in Hip Hop, Lauron Kehrer turns our attention to openly queer and trans rappers and positions them within a longer Black queer musical lineage. Combining musical, textual, and visual analysis with reception history, this book reclaims queer involvement in hip hop by tracing the genre's beginnings within Black and Latinx queer music-making practices and spaces, demonstrating that queer and trans rappers draw on Ballroom and other cultural expressions particular to queer and trans communities of color in their work in order to articulate their subject positions. By centering the performances of openly queer and trans artists of color, Queer Voices in Hip Hop reclaims their work as essential to the development and persistence of hip hop in the United States as it tells the story of the queer roots of hip hop.
Funding Sponsored by the Society for American Music and American Musicological Society, and supported in part by NEH and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Note This work is licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivatives
Description based on information from the publisher.
Subject Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Gay musicians -- United States.
Lesbian musicians -- United States.
Transgender musicians -- United States.
African American gays.
African American lesbians.
African American bisexuals.
African American transgender people.
Gender-nonconforming people -- United States.
Queer musicology.
MUSIC / General
African American bisexuals. (OCoLC)fst00799049
African American gays. (OCoLC)fst00799179
African American lesbians. (OCoLC)fst00799221
African American transgender people. (OCoLC)fst01896303
Gay musicians. (OCoLC)fst00939197
Gender-nonconforming people. (OCoLC)fst01985432
Lesbian musicians. (OCoLC)fst00996497
Queer musicology. (OCoLC)fst02033725
Rap (Music) (OCoLC)fst01089951
Transgender musicians. (OCoLC)fst01763941
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
LGBTQ+ musicians.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), publisher.
Has Supplement: Supplement (work): Kehrer, Lauron J. Queer voices in hip hop 1 online resource (7 external resources on Fulcrum with DOI links)
ISBN 0472903012 open access
9780472903016 (electronic bk.)
9780472075683 hardcover
0472075683 hardcover
9780472055685 paperback
0472055682 paperback
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.11306619 doi
AU@ 000072817389

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