How exactly do you research female hip hop heads engaging in strip club culture? It is still a daily journey for me to find the texts, videos, strip club locations and interview subjects that are just right for the project. But along the way, I’ve read some amazing books and articles that have served as the foundation and inspiration for my writing. See some of my favorite references below and consider checking them out on your next trip to the library.
When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, Joan Morgan
Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women, Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting
How to Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran
Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender and the New Racism, Patricia Hill Collins
Southern Fried Soul: Adventures in Dirty South Hip Hop, Tamara Palmer
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, Audre Lorde
Taking it Off, Putting it On: Women in the Strip Trade, Chris Bruckert
Exploring Black Sexuality, Robert Staples
Dark Continent of Our Bodies, E. Francis White
“Erotica vs. Pornography,” Gloria Steinem as seen in Transforming a Rape Culture
Keep in mind that this is a growing list! Check this page in the future for updates with other suggested book titles.