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The games black girls play : learning the ropes from Double-dutch to Hip-hop

Author: Kyra Danielle Gaunt
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2006.
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Argues that the games black girls play - handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope - reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking. The author argues that such games  Read more...

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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Gaunt, Kyra Danielle.
Games black girls play.
New York : New York University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005024053
(OCoLC)61309345
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kyra Danielle Gaunt
ISBN: 9781435600317 1435600312 9780814731192 0814731198 9780814731208 0814731201 9780814733325 0814733328
OCLC Number: 173511432
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 221 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Slide : games as lessons in black musical style --
Education, liberation : learning the ropes of a musical blackness --
Mary Mack dressed in black : the earliest formation of a popular music --
Saw you with your boyfriend : music between the sexes --
Whose got next game? : women, hip-hop, and the power of language --
Double forces has got the beat : reclaiming girls' music in the sport of double-dutch --
Let a woman jump : dancing with the Double Dutch Divas.
Responsibility: Kyra D. Gaunt.

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