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by Kyra D. Gaunt

eBook The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop download ISBN: 0814731198
Author: Kyra D. Gaunt
Publisher: NYU Press (February 6, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 238
ePub: 1633 kb
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The Games Black Girls Play is an insightful inquiry into a frequently overlooked and influential site of cultural production. By placing black girls at the center of her analysis, Kyra Gaunt challenges us to be ever mindful of the importance of gender, the body, and the everyday in our discussions of black music. The Games Black Girls Play is an exciting and original work that should forever transform the way we think about the sources of black, indeed American, populat music. This is a bold, brilliant, and beautifully written book. -Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University.

The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop

The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop. Gaunt began working in higher education as a professor of hip-hop at the University of Virginia in 1996.

But this book argues that the games black girls play -handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump .

But this book argues that the games black girls play -handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope-both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking. The Games Black Girls Play illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn-how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music.

The Games Black Girls Play Learning the Ropes from Double Dutch to Hip Hop. Robert Hoffman.

WithThe Games Black Girls Play, Gaunt has created a necessary space for translating . But this book argues that the games black girls play - handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope.

WithThe Games Black Girls Play, Gaunt has created a necessary space for translating black girls' joy in a society that typically overlooks it. Hopefully, others will take their turn and jump in to keep the games going. But this book argues that the games black girls play - handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope- both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking. Bitch, "Alice Yang wrote with the kind of passionate intelligence that made many artists wish she had written about them.

Hip-hop owes a lot of the queens of double dutch. And so, girls were able to jump rope because their skirts wouldn't catch the ropes. Double Dutch jump rope remains a powerful symbol of culture and identity for black women

Hip-hop owes a lot of the queens of double dutch. Ethnomusicologist Kyra Gaunt takes us on a tour of the fascinating history of the jump rope. Governesses used it to train their wards to jump rope. Double Dutch jump rope remains a powerful symbol of culture and identity for black women. Back from the 1950s to the 1970s, girls weren't supposed to play sports. Boys played baseball, basketball and football, and girls weren't allowed. A lot has changed, but in that era, girls would rule the playground.

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But this book argues that the games black girls play -handclapping songs, 2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology. 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist

But this book argues that the games black girls play -handclapping songs, 2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology. 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist. When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls play -handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope-both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking.

The Games Black Girls Play. Somoroff, M. (2007) The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop by Kyra D. Gaunt. Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop by Kyra D. In: Popular Music and Society, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 298-300.

2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology

2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist

When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls play —handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope—both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking.

The Games Black Girls Play illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn—how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music. Drawing on interviews, recordings of handclapping games and cheers, and her own observation and memories of gameplaying, Kyra D. Gaunt argues that black girls' games are connected to long traditions of African and African American musicmaking, and that they teach vital musical and social lessons that are carried into adulthood. In this celebration of playground poetry and childhood choreography, she uncovers the surprisingly rich contributions of girls’ play to black popular culture.

Comments: (7)
Ydely
Nice book
grand star
I really learned a lot about the history of handclap games and just how much Black girls and women are responsible for, well, a good majority of our oral histories.
Ishnsius
This book was inspirational and because I am a female I was truly interested in this book. It went into details about the what and the why's of the hand or rope games girls play.
Dori
This book is a must read for all students of Girls' Studies, African American Studies, and Music. Gaunt's scholarship paved the way for current scholarship on Black girlhood and continues to inform academic conversations about youth culture, creativity, and sound studies. This book is such a game changer! Buy it today!
Samut
This book is essential reading for anyone who cares not only about the history of girls games and music, black girls experience, but also the origins of hip hop. Hip Hop lineage is often conceived of as male--Gaunt reimagines the critical and central role that black girls music and games play in hip hop's story and also in influencing culture generally. A terrific read and central scholarship.
Anarus
"By placing black girls at the center of her analysis, Kyra Gaunt challenges us to be ever mindful of the importance of gender, the body, and the everyday in our discussions of black music. The Games Black Girls Play is an exciting and original work that should forever transform the way we think about the sources of black, indeed American, populat music. This is a bold, brilliant, and beautifully written book."-Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University

"The Games Black Girls Play not only makes the point that black girls matter, but that the games, thoughts, and passions of black girls matter in a world that regularly renders black girls invisible and silent. Gaunt brilliantly argues that the culture of black girls is a critical influence on contemporary black popular culture."

- Mark Anthony Neal, author of New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity
Road.to sliver
Had to read it for school. Was interesting.