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LaBennett, Oneka

Works: 3 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 3,280 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Oneka LaBennett
Racial formation in the twenty-first century by Daniel HoSang( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the ecclesiastical courts of 17th-century Lima to the cell blocks of Abu Ghraib, these essays explore slavery; torture and war; sexuality and gender formation; indigeneity and colonialism; and genetics and the body
She's mad real : popular culture and West Indian girls in Brooklyn by Oneka LaBennett( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 in defining race, ethnicity, and gender than academic and popular discourses tend to acknowledge. Importantly, LaBennett also studies West Indian girls' consumer and leisure culture within public spaces in order to analyze how teens like China are marginalized and policed as they attempt to carve out places for themselves within New York's contested terrains"--
Consuming identities : consumption, gender and ethnicity among West Indian adolescents in Brooklyn by Oneka LaBennett( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.03 (from 0.01 for She's mad ... to 0.73 for Consuming ...)

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She's mad real : popular culture and West Indian girls in Brooklyn
Alternative Names
Bennett, Oneka La

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