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Consuming Identities: Toward a Youth Culture–Centered Approach to West Indian Transnationalism

Oneka LaBennett

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752470
eISBN:
9780814765289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752470.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter maps out the variegated context that informs the youth culture of Black youth, especially that of adolescent West Indian girls. Racialized stereotypes and constructions of ... More


Conclusion: Placing Gendered and Generational Notions of West Indian Success

Oneka LaBennett

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752470
eISBN:
9780814765289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752470.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter connects the insights of the previous chapters, emphasizing the linkages that tie together spatialized definitions of race and gender, the concept of “authenticity,” and the ... More


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

Oneka LaBennett

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752470
eISBN:
9780814765289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752470.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

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, ... More


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