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She's Mad Real Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn

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ISBN-10: 0814752489

ISBN-13: 9780814752487

Edition: 2011

Authors: Oneka LaBennett

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Overwhelmingly, Black teenage girls are negatively represented in national and global popular discourses, either as being "at risk" for teenage pregnancy, obesity, or sexually transmitted diseases, or as helpless victims of inner city poverty and violence. Such popular representations are pervasive and often portray Black adolescents' consumer and leisure culture as corruptive, uncivilized, and pathological.In She's Mad Real, Oneka LaBennett draws on over a decade of researching teenage West Indian girls in the Flatbush and Crown Heights sections of Brooklyn to argue that Black youth are in fact strategic consumers of popular culture and through this consumption they assert far more agency…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 7/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 253
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Oneka LaBennett is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University. 

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