Mirieille Miller-Young “Hip Hop Honeys and Da Hustlaz”

Mirieille Miller-Young “Hip Hop Honeys and Da Hustlaz”

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4.27 Mirieille Miller-Young: “Hip Hop Honeys and Da Hustlaz” Broadly a response to the mainstreaming of pornography across culture (for example, rise in poll dancing exercise classes) Giving consideration to the labor involved in hip hop videos and pornography Thinking through ideas about what’s “appropriate” (black) sexuality “sexual economy of illicit eroticism” Hip hop pornography employs “black women’s bodies as the hard currency of exchange” “the myths and fascinations of black sexual deviance” “The policing of women’s sexual autonomy within the black community means that, despite the fact that sexual exploration is an important motivating factor for young black women to enter the sex industries, such sexual self-fashioning remains taboo, especially because commodification is equated with objectification rather than subjectivity” (282) Important question: o “Can pleasure, particularly sexual pleasure, become an anti-racist and anti-sexist
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