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"Make I take your measurements": A Minor Field Study on Misogyny in Hip-LIfe Culture

Siun, Miriam LU (2013) UTVK03 20131
Sociology
Abstract
This study examines (mis)representations of women within hip-life culture through the prism of African feminism and Black feminist thought and provides a thematic analysis of seven themes of misogyny against hip-life culture. In painting the picture of the nature of female representation in hip-life, this study provides an analysis of how these images affect Ghanaian women through accounts from female university students from the University of Ghana, Legon. In addition to this, the study provides answers to how these messages are perceived by the people who project them, namely the artists themselves. More importantly, this study examines how misogyny in popular culture becomes normalized through time and manages to seep into the students... (More)
This study examines (mis)representations of women within hip-life culture through the prism of African feminism and Black feminist thought and provides a thematic analysis of seven themes of misogyny against hip-life culture. In painting the picture of the nature of female representation in hip-life, this study provides an analysis of how these images affect Ghanaian women through accounts from female university students from the University of Ghana, Legon. In addition to this, the study provides answers to how these messages are perceived by the people who project them, namely the artists themselves. More importantly, this study examines how misogyny in popular culture becomes normalized through time and manages to seep into the students daily lives through the propelling of terms from songs into daily conversations. Ultimately, this study seeks to illuminate the resilience of the misogynist ideology and it’s mobilization from American society to Ghana through cultural actors, i.e. hip-life artists. (Less)
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author
Siun, Miriam LU
supervisor
organization
course
UTVK03 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
hip-life, Ghana, misogyny, African feminism, women in popular culture
language
English
id
4196439
date added to LUP
2013-12-18 12:45:20
date last changed
2014-12-17 08:23:06
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  abstract     = {This study examines (mis)representations of women within hip-life culture through the prism of African feminism and Black feminist thought and provides a thematic analysis of seven themes of misogyny against hip-life culture. In painting the picture of the nature of female representation in hip-life, this study provides an analysis of how these images affect Ghanaian women through accounts from female university students from the University of Ghana, Legon. In addition to this, the study provides answers to how these messages are perceived by the people who project them, namely the artists themselves. More importantly, this study examines how misogyny in popular culture becomes normalized through time and manages to seep into the students daily lives through the propelling of terms from songs into daily conversations. Ultimately, this study seeks to illuminate the resilience of the misogynist ideology and it’s mobilization from American society to Ghana through cultural actors, i.e. hip-life artists.},
  author       = {Siun, Miriam},
  keyword      = {hip-life,Ghana,misogyny,African feminism,women in popular culture},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Make I take your measurements": A Minor Field Study on Misogyny in Hip-LIfe Culture},
  year         = {2013},
}