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Black Masculinity and Hip-Hop Music

Black Gay Men Who Rap

Authors: Li, Xinling

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  • Reconsiders the relationship between music, race, homosexuality and masculinity
  • Encompasses sociological theories, studies of race, gender, and sexuality, and popular culture studies.
  • Offers an interdisciplinary critique of queer theory and other dominate gender theories
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This book offers an interdisciplinary study of hip-hop music written and performed by rappers who happen to be out black gay men. It examines the storytelling mechanisms of gay themed lyrics, and how these form protests and become enabling tools for (black) gay men to discuss issues such as living on the down-low and HIV/AIDS. It considers how the biased promotion of feminised gay male artists/characters in mainstream entertainment industry has rendered masculinity an exclusively male heterosexual property, providing a representational framework for men to identify with a form of “homosexual masculinity” – one that is constructed without having to either victimise anything feminine or necessarily convert to femininity. The book makes a strong case that it is possible for individuals (like gay rappers) to perform masculinity against masculinity, and open up a new way of striving for gender equality.

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XinLing Li is Associate Professor at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Masculinity and Hip-Hop Music
Book Subtitle
Black Gay Men Who Rap
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3513-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3513-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3512-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 179
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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